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Brian D. Johnson
By turns elegiac and celebratory, this documentary tribute to the late, great Canadian poet Al Purdy features readings, reminiscences and perfor… 
CastMargaret Atwood, Joseph Boyden, Leonard Cohe…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Sydney Pollack
*** The producers of AMAZING GRACE have withdrawn the film. *** Check ___ TIFF.net/festivals/festival15/changes ___ for latest screening update… 
CastAretha Franklin
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$G

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Anthony Wonke
An intimate documentary portrait of legendary British horse-racing jockey A.P. McCoy, who risks life and limb in his determination to place his … 
CastAnthony Peter McCoy
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
DOC$PG

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Nick Read, Mark Franchetti
Director Nick Read gains remarkable access to the inner workings of Russia’s world-famous Bolshoi Ballet as the company weathers the fallout fro… 
CastAnatoliy Iksanov, Maria Alexandrova, Maria A…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$PG

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Louise Osmond
Set in a former mining village in Wales, Dark Horse is the inspirational true story of Jan Vokes and her group of local friends who decide to ta… 
CastJan Vokes, Brian Vokes, Howard Davies, Angel…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$G

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Pietra Brettkelly
As Afghanistan teeters on an unpredictable future, A Flickering Truth uncovers the world of three dreamers and cinephiles, the dust of 100 years… 
CastIbrahim Arify, Isaaq Yousif, Mahmoud Ghafour…
LanguageDari   CountryAfghanistan
DOC$PG

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Michelle Shephard, Patrick R…
Omar Khadr, the Canadian citizen who was captured by American forces in Afghanistan in 2002 and spent a decade imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, tel… 
CastOmar Khadr
LanguageEnglish, Arabic   CountryCanada
DOC$14A

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Davis Guggenheim
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) profiles Malala Yousafzai, the Afghan teenager who survived a Taliban a… 
CastMalala Yousafzai, Ziauddin Yousafzai, Toor …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Laurie Anderson
Heart of a Dog is a personal essay film that explores themes of love, death, and language. The director’s voice is a constant presence as storie… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Kent Jones
Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, James Gray, Kiyoshi Kurosawa and others discuss the importance of the epochal book that transcribed the week-lon… 
CastMartin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Despl…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Bergur Bernburg, Fridrik Tho…
Oscar-nominated director Fridrik Thor Fridriksson directs this lovely documentary portrait of influential Icelandic landscape painter George Gud… 
CastUnknown
LanguageIcelandic, Danish   CountryIceland/Denmark
DOC$G

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Frederick Wiseman
Legendary documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman (At Berkeley, National Gallery) explores the culture, politics and daily life of the Queens, N… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, Ar…   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Luis Ospina
Filmmaker Luis Ospina recounts the history of El Grupo de Cali, the prolific bohemian artistic collective that revolutionized Colombian film and… 
CastLuis Ospina, Andrés Caicedo, Carlos Mayolo, …
LanguageSpanish   CountryColombia
DOC$14A

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Amy Berg
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg (Deliver Us from Evil) delves into the life of late rock legend Janis Joplin. Academy Award-nominate… 
CastChan Marshall, Janis Joplin
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$14A

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Emmanuel Leconte, Daniel Lec…
This new documentary by the father-and-son directing team of Daniel and Emmanuel Leconte pays tribute to the 11 journalists of the French satiri… 
CastElisabeth Badinter, Gérard Biard, Charb , Ca…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
DOC$14A

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Geeta Gandbhir, Sharmeen Oba…
Documentarians Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (the Academy Award-winning Saving Face) and Geeta Gandbhir follow the stories of three Bangledeshi policewo… 
CastUnknown
LanguageBengali   CountryPakistan
DOC$14A

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Barbara Kopple
Two-time Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple follows R&B queen Sharon Jones over the course of an eventful year, as she battles a cancer diagnos… 
CastSharon Jones, The Dap-Kings
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Morgan Neville
Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom) profiles celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, whi… 
CastYo-Yo Ma, Cristina Pato, Wu Man, Kinan Azmeh…
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, Ar…   CountryUSA
DOC$G

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Jihan El-Tahri
Filmmaker Jihan El-Tahri explores the history of Gamal Abdel Nasser, the revolutionary army officer whose decade-long reign as president of Egyp… 
CastGamal Abdel Nasser
LanguageArabic, English   CountrySouth Africa
DOC$PG

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Mina Shum
In her first feature-length documentary, director Mina Shum (Double Happiness) takes a penetrating look at the Sir George Williams University ri… 
CastRobert Hubsher, Rosie Douglas, Anne Cools, R…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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German Kral
Argentina’s María Nieves and Juan Carlos Copes are the best-known couple in tango’s history and shaped the dance like no others. They danced pas… 
CastMaría Nieves Rego, Juan Carlos Copes, Pablo…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
DOC$PG

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Danae Elon
Returning to her hometown of Jerusalem with her young family after several years abroad, documentarian Danae Elon offers an intimate, ground’s-e… 
CastLuai Musa Hatib, Philip Touitou, Amos Touito…
LanguageEnglish, Hebrew, Ara…   CountryCanada/Israel
DOC$PG

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Kahlil Joseph
The Reflektor Tapes is a fascinating insight into the making of Arcade Fire's international #1 album Reflektor. The film recontextualizes the al… 
CastRégine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, Win Bu…
LanguageEnglish, French   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$$PG

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Mika Taanila, Jussi Eerola
Finland was the first country in the West to give permission to build a new nuclear power plant after the Chernobyl disaster. The film portrays … 
CastUnknown
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
DOC$PG

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Jennifer Peedom
This stunningly shot and nail-bitingly suspenseful documentary follows Phurba Tashi Sherpa as he undertakes his world-record-setting 22nd ascent… 
CastPhurba Tashi Sherpa, Russell Brice, Ed Dougl…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia/United Kin…
DOC$PG

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Avi Lewis
Directed by journalist and filmmaker Avi Lewis (The Take) and produced in conjunction with Naomi Klein's best-selling book of the same name, thi… 
CastNaomi Klein
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Ido Haar
Documentarian Ido Haar traces the internet-assisted, cross-continental collaboration between two very different musicians: Princess Shaw, a youn… 
CastPrincess Shaw, Kutiman
LanguageEnglish   CountryIsrael
DOC$PG

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Geneviève Dulude-De Celles
This feature-length documentary by filmmaker Geneviève Dulude-De Celles offers a candid portrait of the smart, passionate and reflective student… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Evgeny Afineevsky
Filmmaker Evgeny Afineevsky offers a visceral, in-depth look at the bloody Ukrainian uprising in Kiev’s Maidan Square in the winter of 2013-14 t… 
CastUnknown
LanguageRussian, Ukrainian   CountryUkraine
DOC$14A

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Gillian Armstrong
Australian filmmaker Gillian Armstrong (My Brilliant Career, Little Women) directs this documentary tribute to legendary Hollywood costume desig… 
CastDarren Gilshenan, Deborah Kennedy
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DOC$PG

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Du Haibin
This intimate documentary chronicles five years in the life of a young Chinese student, whose fervent idealism and dedication to Mao’s legacy st… 
CastUnknown
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
DOC$PG