Sheffield Doc/Fest 19

 

The line-up for 26th edition of Doc/Fest includes a film programme of 180+ documentary features and shorts, 28 interactive and immersive projects, plus special events, talks and industry sessions.

Under the tagline 'Ways of Seeing', inspired by John Berger’s television series and book of the same name, this year the festival proudly headlines a multitude of voices and perspectives and multiple ways of experiencing non-fiction, which together shape and question the narratives of our time.

Please note booking is made via Doc/Fest's website and is not handled by Curzon's box office system.

 

 

 

Watergate

Watergate

Runtime 6 x 45mins

New interviews with journalists, Nixon administration officials, members of congress and prosecutors, with archival footage and information from the Nixon White House tapes, bring a fresh perspective on the Watergate case.

Saturday 8 June 9.15am

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Reconstructing Utøya

Reconstructing Utøya

Runtime 96mins

Four survivors from the Utøya massacre of 2011 reconstruct their memories in a black box studio together with 12 young participants, in order to share and remember their experiences.

Saturday 8 June 1.30pm

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Doc/Love Shorts

Doc/Love Shorts

Various runtimes

A Collection of shorts including After the Silence, Alone Together, Playhouse, Snap & The Vibrant Village

Saturday 8 June 4.30pm

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The Rest

The Rest

Runtime 78mins

Refugees who arrived in Europe and are now living in limbo within a disintegrating humanitarian aid system, no longer the centre of media attention and unable to move forward.

Saturday 8 June 7.15pm

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The Revenge of the Diva

The Revenge of the Diva

Runtime 80mins

This stylish and highly entertaining musical confection charts the delicious fall and rise of Sweden's former reigning court soprano Siv Wennberg, cast out from the opera world for excessive divaness.

Saturday 8 June 9.45pm

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On the Inside of a Military Dictatorship

On the Inside of a Military Dictatorship

Runtime 97mins

In Karen Stokkendal Poulsen’s incisive and gripping dissection of Myanmar’s disastrous transition to democracy, a series of military leaders frankly detail how they went about opening up the country without ultimately losing control.

Sunday 9 June 9.00am

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This Film is About Me

This Film is About Me

Runtime 61mins

Renata and Alexis are making a film together. The charismatic Renata is happy to perform when Alexis visits her in the penitentiary. She’s less inclined to discuss why she is there.

Sunday 9 June 11.55am

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Lisbon Beat

Lisbon Beat

Runtime 75mins

An exuberant and illuminating portrait that highlights the innovative Afro-Portuguese music scene thriving amid the suburban margins of Lisbon’s teeming metropolis.

Sunday 9 June 2.15pm

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The Pit

The Pit

Runtime 73mins

It's winter, 5 degrees and the water is steaming. What, at first glance, looks like a beautiful spa by the sea, the people of Varna simply call The Pit.

Sunday 9 June 4.40pm

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War of Art

War of Art

Runtime 102mins

While the world is on the verge of nuclear war, a group of western contemporary artists are invited into the eye of the storm – North Korea.

Sunday 9 June 7.10pm

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In Our Paradise

In Our Paradise

Runtime 76mins

This is a family saga recounting the trials and tribulations of two determined sisters as they battle between France and Bosnia, towards their fantasised paradise.

Sunday 9 June 10.00pm

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Dive: Rituals in Water

Dive: Rituals in Water

Runtime 73mins

Joyful portrait of Icelandic swimming pioneer and baby whisperer Snorri Magnusson who lovingly instructs his infant students to dive, sing and even stand upright on his palm.

Monday 10 June 9.00am

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Talking About Adultery

Talking About Adultery

Runtime 72mins

What does it mean to live in a committed relationship? Determined to probe the relationship between desire, love, and commitment Bara Jichova Tyson creatively intertwines collage, archive and confessional interviews with unseen subjects.

Monday 10 June 11.30am

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What We Left Unfinished

What We Left Unfinished

Runtime 71mins

The incredible true story of five unfinished films from the Communist Era in Afghanistan (1978-1991) when films were weapons, filmmakers became targets, and the dreams of constantly shifting political regimes merged with the stories told on screen.

Monday 10 June 1.45pm

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About Love

About Love

Runtime 91mins

Three generations of the Phadke family live and work together in South Bombay. As they prepare for a wedding, director Archana Atul Phadke observes the shifting, often funny, household dynamics.

Monday 10 June 4.15pm

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Hunting for Hedonia

Hunting for Hedonia

Runtime 88mins

Hunting for Hedonia examines and elucidates the future use of so-called 'deep brain stimulation' and explores how this technology will impact human identity and our sense of self.

Monday 10 June 7.00pm

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Seahorse

Seahorse

Runtime 90mins

One trans man’s pioneering quest to fulfil an age-old desire: to start his own family.

Monday 10 June 9.45pm

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Your Turn

Your Turn

Runtime 93mins

Three students debate over a right to speak and to share their points of view regarding the largest student struggle of the century and the recent political context in Brazil.

Tuesday 11 June 9.15am

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Sunrise With Sea Monsters

Sunrise With Sea Monsters

Runtime 71mins

Sunrise With Sea Monsters follows a wandering desktop hard drive in a quest to explore the new methods and technologies being developed to store and preserve human knowledge for humanity in the future.

Tuesday 11 June 12.00pm

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Mother, I Am Suffocating. This Is My Last Film About You.

Mother, I Am Suffocating. This Is My Last Film About You.

Runtime 76mins

A farewell letter, a furious lamentation to a mother, a land, a hero, a victim, a martyr. This is a symbolic social-political voyage of a society spiralling between religion, identity and collective memory.

Tuesday 11 June 2.20pm

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Focus/Shapes That Move - Another Mother

Focus/Shapes That Move - Another Mother

Runtime 81mins

The role of Mother is one of the most densely overdetermined feminine archetypes. In this pairing of films, we encounter a different view of maternity: one that emanates outwards from subjective experience and gives space to the complexity of what it means to be a woman, a parent, and a human being – all at the same time.

Tuesday 11 June 4.45pm

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Shelter - Farewell to Eden

Shelter - Farewell to Eden

Runtime 81mins

Pepsi is a transgender militant born in the Philippines and looking for a new identity in Europe, crossing boundaries in search of gender equality, citizenship and recognition as a human being.

Tuesday 11 June 7.00pm

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Symphony of the Ursus Factory

Symphony of the Ursus Factory

Runtime 61mins

Proud workers from the closed-down Ursus tractor factory relive their past through re-enactments. Their movements, formed through muscle memory and combined with sounds from the factory, create a symphony.

Tuesday 11 June 9.30pm

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