Marshawn Lynch: A History

AMERICA: Through the eloquence of silence, echo, and mimicry as key tools of defiance, American football star Marshawn Lynch weaves his legacy. [Director David Shields]

Citizen K

RUSSIA: Alex Gibney provides an intimate look at post-Soviet Russia from the perspective of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former oligarch turned political dissident. [Director Alex Gibney]

The Cave

SYRIA: The renowned new documentary from Feras Fayyad is an unflinching depiction of courage, resilience and female solidarity. [Director Feras Fayyad]

Ibarska Highway, Flânerie 2.0

SHORTS: Neil Young on two notable documentary shorts from Belgrade's Alternative Film/Video [Director Aleksandrija Ajduković, Chloé Galibert-Laîné]

Now, At Last!

TIME: What can watching a sloth tell us about time and our own surroundings? [Director Ben Rivers]

Field Trip

INTERACTIVE: A former airfield, now one of the world’s largest urban parks, Tempelhof Field acts as one of the city’s most vibrant and juxtaposing locations. [Director Eva Stotz, Frédéric Dubois]

Unconditional Love / 19¦91

POLAND: In the face of growing intolerance, the ŻubrOFFka Short Film Festival takes a stand. [Director Rafał Łysak, Emilia Śniegoska]

Teslafy Me

BIOGRAPHY: Written out of textbooks, neglected by historians, Tesla's gifts are only now being recognised, Jana Glogovac's film argues. [Director Janja Glogovac]

A lifetime in film

IDFA: What can we say about the 2019 IDFA choice of Jørgen Leth (82) and Patricio Guzmán (78) for «Lifetime Achievement Award» and «Guest of Honor» respectively?

Transformed through film

Ji.hlava: Inspiration Forum, a unique experience uncommon for most film festivals, brings scientists, politicians, artists, social reformers, and journalists together with documentary filmmakers and attending public to discuss complex problems of today’s world.

Ghandi’s method

PHILOSOPHY: Can traditions of brotherhood, friendship, and solidarity still be established amongst today's majorities?

Best Documentaries 2019

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Oscar Thoughts

The other day I read that Ingmar Bergman had returned his Oscar Nomination Certificate...

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Careful explorations on human impermanence

PHOTOGRAPHY: A global range of 21st-century photobooks by female photographers.

On the dark side of the truth

TRUTH: A new book on documentary practices post-9/11 begins with an often-repeated (idealistic) blaming of the media for the election of Trump, but develops into a complex analysis of how digital culture shapes our political realities

Big little secrets

CONTROL: In his memoir, Edward Snowden reveals how he helped build the mass surveillance system and what his motivations were to bring it down

Learning about the world of multiple cinemas

MEDIA: Feeding the imagination, desires, and emotions of increasingly mobile and displaced lives, transnational media landscapes take shape.

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Silence. Stillness. Serendipity

PHOTOGRAPHY: With a touch of magic realism, Doña Maria and her Dreams provides an exceptional journey through the mysterious world of the Venezuelan desert.

Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory

PALESTINE: A Palestinian filmmaker has created an important documentary about his people’s troubled past by finding old footage considered lost. [Director Mohanad Yaqubi]

This is Not a Movie

WAR REPORTER: For over 40 years, Robert Fisk has reported on some of the most violent and divisive conflicts in the world. [Director Yung Chang]

Land Mine

ISRAEL: An apartment building in Jerusalem exposes the repressive and damaging manifestations of Israel’s concept of defense. [Director Tirtza Even]

Nothing To Be Afraid Of

CONFLICT: 5 female de-miners look to clear the land of danger in the still disputed territory after the war in Nagorno-Karabakh [Director Silva Khnkanosian]

The Ebb Tide

ECOLOGY: Director Renu Savant gives us the opportunity to see the ancestral, small-fishing methods of the men of Mirya on the west coast of India. [Director Renu Savant]

The Great Green Wall

CLIMATE CHANGE: Malian musician Inna Modja takes an epic journey down Africa's ambitious Great Green Wall project where 8,000km wall of trees is to stretch across the entire continent. [Director Jared P Scott]

The Book of the Sea

CLIMATE: Enriched with animated segments depicting the legends and culture of the Inuit and Chukchi people, The Book of the Sea reveals a side of Russia rarely seen. [Director Aleksei Vakhrushev]

The Sea of Shadows

ECOLOGY: The making of this film is itself an integral part of a drama involving the Chinese mafia, Mexican fishermen pushed into crime, fearless activists, frightened policemen and a rare species of mini whales. [Director Richard Ladkani]


CONTROL: The determination of a community that comes together in the name of justice. [Director Lucy Parker]

Dollar Heroes

NORTH KOREA: Why do UN sanctions fail to eradicate North Korea’s exploitative operations? [Director Carl Gierstorfer, Sebastian Weis]

Our Defeats

ACTIVISM: A humiliating police encounter instills a newfound attitude of dissent toward state control for a group of Parisian high school students. [Director Jean-Gabriel Périot]

The Panama Papers

CORRUPTION: Alex Winter's behind-the-scenes story of how an international consortium of journalists broke the story of the Panama Papers plays like a compulsive thriller. [Director Alex Winter]