Magazine article Screen International

IDFA's 25th Anniversary Programme Includes Works by Ferguson, Herzog, Morris

Magazine article Screen International

IDFA's 25th Anniversary Programme Includes Works by Ferguson, Herzog, Morris

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The International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year with a themedprogramme entitled RE: Constructing History, presenting 25 years of history as seen by top international filmmakers.

Those films selected and the topics addressed are:

A Cry from the Grave (1999) by Leslie Woodhead (on the fall of Srebrenica)Inside Job (2010) by Charles Ferguson (the financial crisis) [pictured]Kisangani Diary (1998) by Hupert Sauper (civil wars in Africa)The Last Train Home (2009) by Lixin Fan (the rise of China)The Leader, his Driver and the Driver's Wife (1991) by Nick Broomfield (the abolition of Apartheid)Lessons of Darkness (1992) by Werner Herzog (the Gulf Wars)Losses to Be Expected (1992) by Ulrich Seidl (the fall of the Berlin wall)Our Daily Bread (2005) by Nikolaus Geyrhalter (emerging consciousness of sustainability)Dreams and Silence (1991) by Omar al-Qattan (the rise of Islamic fundamentalism)Silverlake Life (1993) by Peter Friedman and Tom Joslin (the AIDS epidemic)Sins of My Father (2009) by Nicolas Entell (the War on Drugs)Standard Operating Procedure (2008) by Errol Morris (9/11 and its aftermath)Videocracy (2009) by Erik Gandini (relations between media and politics)We Live in Public (2009) by Ondi Timoner (the digital revolution)Z32 (2008) by Avi Mograbi (the Israel/Palestine conflict)

The festival will also offer 25 Years of Highlights of the Lowlands, a survey of Dutch documentaries, plus a conference on Nov 22 about Dutch documentaries in an international context. …

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