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.
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
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
A Collection of shorts including After the Silence, Alone Together, Playhouse, Snap & The Vibrant Village
Saturday 8 June 4.30pm
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
One trans man’s pioneering quest to fulfil an age-old desire: to start his own family.
Monday 10 June 9.45pm
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
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
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
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
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
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