The best to emerge in the world of documentary film in recent years. Hits from the renowned Sundance, Berlinale, IDFA and CPH:DOX festivals will impress you with the quality of their production and unique themes and protagonists from around the world – be it from the Pacific Islands, Ukrainian suburbs, Southeast Asian rainforests or the American South. 

Films in category Panorama


After an accident, América, aged 93, relies on the help of her 3 grandsons. Although she can barely move and is no longer quite with it, just her presence has a unifying effect on the whole family.

Before Father Gets Back

More and more Georgians are being radicalised and leaving to fight in Syria. Their children grow up in a fatherless environment. This is the world in which the film's two teenage protagonists, Eva and Iman, grow up.

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

A visit to the American south offers a look at two young African-American men who are trying to live the best possible life permitted by their circumstances.

Home Games

Talented Ukrainian soccer player Alina divides her time between the playing field and caring for her siblings. This intimate portrait presents a strong young woman whose worst adversaries are not on the soccer field but in her personal life.

Island of the Hungry Ghosts

Australia’s Christmas Island – at the start of the 21st century the site of migrant detention centers, heavily criticized for their inhumanity and poor conditions.

Love, Scott

Scott became a victim of hate crime because of his sexual orientation. That night changed his life and gave rise to the “Don’t BE Afraid” movement which battles homophobia.

Queen of Hearts

This close-up portrait of Lizette Risgaard, the first woman to lead Danish trade unions, documents her difficult task as she tries to revive a failing organization’s original standing.

The Remnants

Although they never declared war on Laos, the Americans dropped the most bombs in the history of armed conflict on this Asian country. This carefully crafted film shows how the country is coping with the sad remnants of the recent past.

The Trial of Ratko Mladić

The trial of the chief perpetrator of the war crimes committed in Bosnia lasted five years. But proving his guilt of the genocide was much harder than it seemed.

Theatre of War

The Falklands War lasted only 74 days but it left a mark on thousands of lives. Now 6 veterans from both sides have met in order to come to terms with the horrors of war that have never stopped haunting them.

What Walaa Wants

Walaa grew up in Balata, a refugee camp in the West Bank, raised by relatives as her mother was in an Israeli prison. Walaa decides to battle against adverse fate in an unusual way: she wants to be a police officer.

Other Thematic Categories


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Czech competition

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One World Interactive

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Journeys to freedom

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One Zero

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Long Live Life

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Retrospective: Matthew Heineman

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Short and Apt

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Docs for Kids

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