The Haitian goat Britis proves an excellent mute guide at the Grand Cimetière in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, squeezing through narrow passageways as he inquisitively scurries from crypt to crypt.
An intimate portrait of a sarcastic elderly Palestinian woman's life, relationships, regrets and bitterness enlightened by flashes of dark humour.
The new artistic director at IDFA talks about the new features of the documentary industry and how watching a documentary can turn into a life-changing experience.
A coupling of Biblical panoramas showing breathtaking sunrises and tranquil landscapes highlight the comparative heaven and hell of how differently someone’s birth and their dreams can collide contingent on context.
Israeli lawyer Michael Sfard presents a new take on human rights battles within the occupied Palestinian territories.
The screening of Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt was followed by a panel debate.
Mohamed Jabaly’s documentary debut Ambulance provides a unique insight into a bombing of Gaza lasting 51 days, as witnessed from the ambulance driver’s seat.
The 2016 Berlinale presents Alex Gibney’s Zero Days, one of the most important documentaries of the year.
Winner of IDFA's Best Mid-Length Documentary, Death in the Terminal examines – or rather dissects – the immediate aftermath of the 2015 attack at Beër Sjeva central bus station in Israel. Surveillance camera footage and interviews with a number of people present provide a close reading of the event.
If visitors from outer space were to eye Israel the way novelist William Burroughs suggested they would view the world («After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say 'I want to see the manager.'») there is little doubt that the Israeli manager would be David Ben-Gurion.