About a War [dir: Daniele Rugo, Abi Weaver]

Beirut: About a War demonstrates how understanding our history can breed solace, solidarity, and progress in a society where the past is a taboo.

The big censor is inside

DOCSBARCELONA: In cinematography freedom plays the main part. For Audrius Stony, it is more i...
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ENVIRONMENT: Extinction Rebellion should be taken seriously....

Approaching documentary from a unique angle

VISIONS DU RÉEL: No matter what the subject is, Martina Parenti and Massimo D'Anolfi always ...

Advocate [dir: Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe Bellaiche]

JUSTICE: For almost fifty years, Lea Tsemel has been at the forefront of the fight for justice and compassion for those lost and indefensible in society’s eye.

The Wind [dir: Michał Bielawski]

NATURE: The coming of a mighty wind that can also steal your mind.

Wound/Diary of Cattle [dir: Arthur Sukiasyan, Lidia Afrilita, David Darmadi]

Visions du Réel: Occupying differing positions on the documentary spectrum, two shorts, Wound & Diary of Cattle, represent the adventurous approach of Nyon’s Visions du Réel.

And With a Smile, the Revolution! [dir: Alexandre Chartrand]

DEMOCRACY: With 80% of the Catalan population in favour of holding a mutually agreed referendum, the discussion is not who would win, but why is voting still not allowed?

Privacy of Wounds [dir: Dalia Kury]

SYRIA: Forced to spend three days together in a sparsely furnished room with three single mattresses and a covered window, three Syrian men sit and talk within their makeshift prison cell.

Beirut, La Vie en Rose [dir: Èric Motjer]

BEIRUT: A glimpse into a world of privilege both outrageous and bittersweet.

Woodstock [dir: Barak Goodman]

CULTURE: The American broadcaster PBS has launched a new documentary about one of the key events in American modern history: Woodstock.

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Marek Edelman... And There Was Love in the Ghetto [dir: Jolanta Dylewska, Andrzej Wajda]

HOLOCAUST: Marek Edelman... And There Was Love in the Ghetto is not a historical account, not a teaching of facts. It is a beautiful, joyous and painful bubble of the memories of one man who lived during the Holocaust.
Crime + Punishment

Crime + Punishment [dir: Stephen Maing]

POLICING: In New York, people are being terrorised in their own streets, homes, and workplaces by the people paid to protect them. These realities should be impossible, but in these neighbourhoods in the US they are everyday occurrences.

Varda by Agnès [dir: Agnès Varda]

AUTOBIOGRAPHY: At 90, French New Wave pioneer Agnès Varda reflects on her career and a creative philosophy of community and empathy.

For Sama [dir: Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts]

SYRIA: A filmmaker begins documenting a celebration of freedom in Aleppo but ends up documenting the devastating consequences of that dream.

The Guardian of Memory [dir: Marcela Arteaga]

IMMIGRATION: Mexican government complicity to the lethal violence of organised crime and America's brutal bureaucracy towards asylum seekers are both condemned in Marcela Arteaga's poetic and piercing The Guardian of Memory.

Red Moon [dir: Tülin Özdemir]

TRADITION: The moving story of a Turkish child bride trafficked to Europe –Red Moon is as much family therapy as a heart-rending road movie.

Getting closer to the heart of the truth

HOT DOCS: Documentary filmmakers are the last people standing, waving the flag for the truth and facts.»  – Shane Smith, Programme Director at Hot Docs.

Faire-Part [dir: Anne Reijniers, Nizar Saleh, Paul Shemisi, Rob Jacobs]

COLONIALISM: Four filmmakers search for a new way to tell the story of Kinshasa, looking to the city's performance artists and their subversion of colonialism's legacy.

The key point will be the distribution

DocsBarcelona: DocsBarcelona is growing. Festival director Joan Gonzàlez Herrero says that t...

They need to trigger emotion

Millennium Against Gravity: I am still waiting for a documentary version of House of Cards, s...

«Documentaries fill people’s need for featured reality»

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«The power of the Mafia is institutionalised»

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The New Left’s cinematic revolt
(Enduring Images: A Future History of New Left Cinema )
CINEMA: Morgan Adamson’s Enduring Images brings the revolutionary cinema of the 1960s alive and reminds us of the necessity of battling the ruling representations.
In Extremis: A story about bravery, talent and betrayal
( In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin )
WAR REPORTER: Marie Colvin covered all the main conflicts of our time, always with the same aim: not only to bear witness, but to bring action.
Intelligent care for a world in disorder
( The Neganthropocene )
PHILOSOPHY: The central argument in The Neganthropocene is that the world is at risk of lapsing into a nihilistic state, as our failure to care for it becomes ever more manifest. But the challenge Stiegler takes upon himself is to show the way to an alternative anthropology.
How to help the Syrians?
(No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria)
WAR REPORTER: Rania Abouzeid gained unprecedented access to the heart of the Syrian conflict by clandestinely entering Syria over a number of years. No Turning Back tells the Syrians stories.