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International Documentary Film Festival in the Groninger Forum

Each November, the Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam screens documentaries that reveal powerful and touching stories within a broad array of topics. Groninger Forum made it easier for the people living here to enjoy these documentaries, as they showed a selection of the portrayed documentaries. 493 more words


IDFA 2016, Radio Kobani

This one was a shock. Because I order so many tickets at the beginning of IDFA, I often don’t really remember what all of the movies will be about. 351 more words


IDFA 2016, The Promise

Extremely disturbing and, once again, hopeless story. A middle-aged man tells his story in German in a prison interview room. As an impressionable 18-year old exchange student, he fell desperately in love with a beautiful rich girl. 172 more words


IDFA 2016, Prison Sisters

I only went to see this because it was continually at the top of the Public’s Prize rankings. I’m so glad I did, although it was completely and utterly heartbreaking. 585 more words


IDFA 2016, Resurrecting Hassan

This was a strange one. The main screen in Tuschinski, a beautiful enormous Art Deco space with about 30 people spaced around. As I was walking to my seat, I walked past a group of blind moviegoers in the front row. 419 more words


IDFA 2016, Liberation Day

I had never heard of Laibach, but M knew all about them. We went to a showing in Melkweg with a live concert by the band afterwards, which was a great way to experience them. 214 more words


IDFA 2016, Amateurs in Space

I had been really looking forward to this one as a quirky tale of dreamers hoping to follow their mission of making a spaceship. Aw, how cute, they’re using plywood and a hairdryer. 183 more words