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IDFA: The world's largest documentary festival
It's that time of year again, IDFA 2023 is upon us
IDFA (8 - 19 November) offers an independent and inspiring meeting place for audiences and professionals to see a diverse and high-quality programme of non-fiction cinema. The Dutch festival offers an alternative to mass entertainment and uniformity, confirming that there is an increasing need in audiences for high-quality films that delve deep and urge us to reflect.
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Director: Mstyslav Chernov
While the Russian invasion commences, a group of Ukrainian journalists who are stuck in the besieged city of Mariupol strive to carry out their duty of documenting the war's brutalities.
Director: Chloé Aïcha Boro
Director Chloe Aicha Boro returns to her Burkina Faso village to confront her family's dilemma: should they keep or sell their ancestral land? Witness how tradition and French-inherited law clash in this intimate portrait.
Director: Fredrik Gertten
A look at the global patterns of modern kleptocracy and extractivism, reimagining the building blocks of our societies along the way.
Director: Ekiem Barbier, Guilhem Causse, Quentin L’helgoualc’h
A deep dive into virtual survivalist communities and the blur between reality and gaming.
Director: Alexander Mihalkovich, Hanna Badziaka
An insight into the militarisation of Belarusian society.
Director: Anna Hints
Female solidarity through Estonian women continuing an age-old tradition.
Director: Margreth Olin
Life, death, nature, and presence amidst the primordial forces of the earth.
Director: Alisa Kovalenko
The lives of ordinary teenagers in Ukraine's Donbas region as they navigate adolescence, dreams, and the devastating impact of conflict on their futures.
Director: Peter Mettler
A unique and personal cinematic exploration of the flow of rivers and lives, including the passing of his parents and global questions.