The Panorama category presents the best documentaries of the past two years. The hits of the Sundance, Berlinale, IDFA, and CPH:DOX festivals are notable for their high-quality, unique themes and stories. Those who have won the sympathy of viewers the world over include an unconventional Macedonian beekeeper, the former Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, whistle-blower Chelsea Manning, and war photographer Jan Grarup. Other films use an original way to show us refugees adapting to a small east German town and the training of Filipino maids.


Films in category Panorama

A Married Couple

The love story between Sidsel and Christian, who both have Down's syndrome, is an extraordinary tale about a relationship full of respect and understanding.

Buddha in Africa

The Amitofo Care Center (ACC), an orphanage in Malawi operated by the Taiwanese Fo Guang Shan Buddhist order, offers young people hope for the future in exchange for loyalty and obedience.


This international award-winning film about the wild beekeeper Hatidze offers not only a glimpse of a vanishing trade set in the breath-taking mountainous scenery of North Macedonia but also a strong portrayal of the state of our civilisation.


What can you do if your clients are dissatisfied with your cleaning and start to attack you verbally and physically? And want to rape you? This isn’t a survival course, but rather one preparing Filipino maids for their future profession.

Photographer of War

An intimate portrait of a man who has been photographing war for 25 years but suddenly faces an entirely new challenge. Life has opened a different battleground for him.

Progress in the Valley of the People Who Don't Know

The former employees of an East German factory embark on a cultural exchange with Syrian migrants, who have recently used the same building in a different context: as a temporary asylum.


Jasmine and Jastrip are looking forward to 2 weeks at the summer camp organised every year by the ultranationalist Azov Regiment for hundreds of Ukrainian children.

The Feminister

Behind the scenes at the highest level of world politics, through the eyes of former Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström, who, when assuming the post, resolved to promote feminist foreign policy.

The Forum

For half a century, the world's most influential people have gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos, which provides them with a unique platform to solve global problems. How do they make use of this opportunity?

The Letter

A 94 year-old Grandmother with a fearless spirit, must overcome dangerous accusations of witchcraft that are coming from within her own family. In Kenya, dozens of old women and men are victims of lynching following allegations of witchcraft, often being accused by their own relatives.

XY Chelsea

A look into the life of whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who, even after being released from prison, refuses to give up her activism and continues to pursue everything she believes in.

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