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Daniel Gordon
Daniel Gordon’s 9.79* looks at the legacy of the 100-metre men’s final at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, when gold medalist Ben Johnson tested positiv… 
CastBen Johnson, Carl Lewis, Linford Christie, D…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$PG

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Joshua Oppenheimer
In a place where killers are celebrated as heroes, these filmmakers challenge unrepentant death-squad leaders to dramatize their role in genocid… 
CastUnknown
LanguageIndonesian   CountryDenmark
DOC$14A

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Bartholomew Cubbins, Jared L…
In August 2008, Virgin Records tried to sue the band 30 Second to Mars, headed by front-man/actor Jared Leto (Fight Club, Mr. Nobody), for $30m.… 
CastJared Leto
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Hala Alabdalla
Initially intended as a documentary foray into the art of caricature in Egypt and Syria, when the insurgencies break out in both countries, Syri… 
CastUnknown
LanguageArabic   CountrySyria/France
DOC$14A

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Marc Wiese
This is the story of a man who was born and grew up in a Gulag-style North-Korean camp. After his escape at the age of 23, he discovers the “out… 
CastShin Dong-Huyk, Hyuk Kwon, Oh Yangnam
LanguageKorean   CountryGermany
DOC$14A

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Ken Burns, David McMahon and…
The devastating new documentary by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon on the infamous "Central Park Jogger" case details how a rush to jud… 
CastAngela Black, Calvin O. Butts III, Natalie B…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$14A

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Ken Burns, Shola Lynch, Nels…
Sheila Nevins, the President of HBO Documentary Films, makes her first appearance at the Festival with a keynote conversation moderated by journ… 
CastSheila Nevins, John Anderson, Nick Fraser, M…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnknown
DOCDocPass18

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Paul Saltzman, Patrick Reed
Filmmaker Paul Saltzman (Prom Night in Mississippi) presents the world premiere of his latest work The Last White Knight. A former civil rights … 
CastRoméo Dallaire, Peter Raymont
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnknown
DOCDocPass18

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Brad Bernstein
Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story depicts one man's wild, lifelong adventure of testing societal boundaries through his use of su… 
CastTomi Ungerer, Maurice Sendak, Jules Feiffer,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$14A

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Damien Ounouri
An exceedingly timely tribute of unsung everyday heroes of revolutions draws the intimate portrait of El Hadi, a seventy-year-old veteran of the… 
CastMohamed El Hadi Benadouda
LanguageFrench | Arabic   CountryFrance/Algeria/Qatar…
DOC$14A

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Nina Davenport
With the bracingly honest, occasionally hilarious and ultimately moving First Comes Love, Davenport examines husband-free parenthood. From hormo… 
CastNina Davenport
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Dror Moreh
Charged with overseeing Israel’s war on terror, the head of the Shin Bet — Israel’s secret service agency — is present at the crossroad of every… 
CastAmi Ayalon, Yaakov Peri, Avraham Shalom, Car…
LanguageEnglish, Hebrew   CountryIsrael
DOC$14A

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José Luis García
Filmmaker José Luis García was fascinated by a young Korean student activist he met in 1989 in North Korea. The director begins his quest to ask… 
CastJosé Luis García, Lim Sukyung, Alejandro Kim
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
DOC$PG

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Matthew Cooke
This fascinating documentary offers an in-depth look at the high-stakes world of drug dealing and drug enforcement. Ten easy steps show you how… 
Cast50 Cent, Eminem, David Simon, Arianna Huffin…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$14A

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Jorge Hinojosa
Director Jorge Hinojosa blends pulp fiction imagery with ambitious biographical digging to tell the story of legendary pimp/author Iceberg Slim,… 
CastIceberg Slim, Chris Rock, Henry Rollins, Ice…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$14A

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Wasis Diop
A day with the artist Joe Ouakam. Born in 1945, Issa Samb lives and works in Dakar as a painter, sculptor, playwright, actor, author of install… 
CastJoe Ouakam, Issa Samb
LanguageWolof   CountrySenegal
DOC$PG

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Julien Temple
Director Julien Temple (The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle, The Filth and the Fury) surveys the past century of London's tumultuous history in this… 
CastBill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Imelda Staunton,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$PG

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Simon Ennis
In this irresistibly zany, sharp-witted documentary, director Simon Ennis introduces us to an unforgettable group of characters whose obsession … 
CastDennis Hope, Christopher Carson, Alan Bean, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Alex Gibney
Academy Award–winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) explores the charged issue of pedophilia in the Catholic Church,… 
CastAlex Gibney, Jamey Sheridan, Chris Cooper, E…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$14A

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Seán Ó Cualáin
As construction of the GE Building, centrepiece of New York's Rockerfeller Centre, neared completion in the autumn of 1932, a black and white ph… 
CastFionnula Flanagan
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
DOC$PG

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Markus Imhoof
Einstein once said: “If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live.” In the past five year… 
CastUnknown
LanguageGerman, English   CountryGermany/Austria/Swit…
DOC$PG

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Janet Tobias
While mapping out the largest cave system in Ukraine, explorer and investigator Chris Nicola discovers evidence that five Jewish families spent … 
CastSaul Stermer, Sam Stermer, Sonia Dodyk, Sima…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA/United Kingdom
DOC$PG

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Andy Capper
The album “Reincarnation”, Snoop Dogg's 12th, will be released later this year. The film, also entitled “Reincarnation,” will make its debut at … 
CastSnoop Dogg, Diplo
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$14A

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Rob Stewart
The much anticipated follow-up film from the filmmakers of internationally acclaimed, box office hit Sharkwater, Revolution follows Rob Stewart … 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Marina Zenovich
A follow-up to the 2008 documentary "Roman Polanski: Wanted And Desired", focusing on the filmmaker's successful battle to avoid extradition in … 
CastRoman Polanski
LanguageEnglish, French, Ger…   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Jamie Kastner
A cheeky, sexy documentary-hybrid, The Secret Disco Revolution wraps revealing celebrity interviews — The Village People, Gloria Gaynor, Kool an… 
CastReg Taylor, The Village People, Gloria Gayno…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$14A

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Treva Wurmfeld
Shepard & Dark is the remarkable story of a friendship in letters. Remember when close friends corresponded by letters? When intimate thoughts … 
CastSam Shepard, Johnny Dark
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Barry Avrich
One of the most infamous moguls, Garth Drabinsky’s incredible story is the most dramatic and unprecedented rise to and fall from power in show b… 
CastDan Brambilla, Diahann Carroll, Aubrey Dan, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Dan Setton
In 2009, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad launched a plan to demonstrate that his people were deserving of statehood, inspiring them to c… 
CastSalam Fayaad
LanguageEnglish, Arabic, Heb…   CountryIsrael/Palestine/USA…
DOC$PG

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Christopher Nelius and Justi…
This pulse-racing real-life adventure follows two of Australia's greatest surf legends on their quest to hunt down and ride the Pacific's bigges… 
CastTom Carroll, Ross Clark-Jones, Ben Matson
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DOC$PG

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Abdoul Aziz Cissé
This captivating documentary explores the contemporary graffiti culture of Dakar, where painters, rappers and taggers have created a language of… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench, Wolof   CountrySénégal
DOC$PG

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Mahdi Fleifel
An intimate, and often humorous, portrait of three generations of exile in the refugee camp of Ein el-Helweh, in southern Lebanon. Based on a we… 
CastMahdi Fleifel
LanguageArabic, English   CountryUnited Kingdom | Leb…
DOC$PG