Sundance 2021: The complete documentary programme

Taking place primarily as a virtual event, 28 January – 3 February 2021, with satellite screenings across the USA, Sundance Film Festival has just announced its full 2021 programme, including all documentary selections.

Below the selections from U.S Documentary Competition, World Documentary Competition, and the Documentary Premieres are listed. Find all the information and synopsis of the films – HERE


  • Ailey / U.S.A. (Director: Jamila Wignot)
  • All Light, Everywhere / U.S.A. (Director: Theo Anthony)
  • At the Ready / U.S.A. (Director: Maisie Crow)
  • Cusp / U.S.A. (Directors: Parker Hill, Isabel Bethencourt)
  • Homeroom / U.S.A. (Director: Peter Nicks)
  • Rebel Hearts / U.S.A. (Director: Pedro Kos)
  • Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It /U.S.A. (Director: Mariem Pérez Riera)
  • Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) / U.S.A. (Director: Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson)
  • Try Harder! / U.S.A. (Director: Debbie Lum)
  • Users / U.S.A., Mexico (Director: Natalia Almada


  • Faya Dayi / Ethiopia, U.S.A. (Director, Screenwriter and Producer: Jessica Beshir)
  • Flee / Denmark, France, Sweden, Norway (Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen)
  • Inconvenient Indian / Canada (Director and Screenwriter: Michelle Latimer)
  • Misha and the Wolves / United Kingdom, Belgium (Director and Screenwriter: Sam Hobkinson)
  • The Most Beautiful Boy in the World / Sweden (Directors: Kristina Lindström, Kristian Petri)
  • Playing With Sharks / Australia (Director and Screenwriter: Sally Aitken
  • Sabaya / Sweden (Director and Screenwriter: Hogir Hirori)
  • Taming the Garden / Switzerland, Germany, Georgia (Director Salomé Jashi)
  • Writing With Fire / India (Directors and Producers: Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh)


  • Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir / U.S.A. (Director: James Redford)
  • Bring Your Own Brigade / U.S.A. (Director and Screenwriter: Lucy Walker
  • In The Same Breath / U.S.A. (Director: Nanfu Wang)
  • My Name is Pauli Murray / U.S.A. (Directors: Betsy West, Julie Cohen)
  • Philly D.A. / U.S.A. (Created By: Ted Passon, Yoni Brook, Nicole Salazar)
  • The Sparks Brothers / United Kingdom (Director: Edgar Wright)
  • Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street / U.S.A. (Director: Marilyn Agrelo)
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