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2016 IDFA Review: Nowhere To Hide

2016 IDFA Review: Nowhere To Hide

Hot off its best feature length documentary win at the 2016 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), Zaradasht Ahmed’s ‘Nowhere to Hide’ is the story of a male nurse named Nori Sharif who worked in a hospital in Jawala, part of the country’s “triangle of death” in its central region, from the time the U.S. army left

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2016 IDFA Interview: Coco Schrijber (How To Meet A Mermaid)

In ‘How to Meet a Mermaid’, the sea becomes a haven for mankind, locked in its struggle with its ‘indifferent universe’. Lex, Rebecca, and Miguel each have their own reasons to lay their lives in the hands of the capricious waters. The question remains, however, whether they will find what they so anxiously seek underneath

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2016 IDFA Interview: Petar Dundakov (Composer – The Good Postman)

What starts as a tale of life in the bucolic backwaters of south-eastern Europe, soon turns into a universal story of human kindness, ambition, frailty and guilt, all served up in equal measure. Postman Ivan has a new political vision for his small and stubborn Bulgarian village facing the Turkish border. He decides to run

IDFA 2016 Review: Siberian Love

Feminism? What’s that? Director Olga Delane migrated from a Siberian village to Berlin with her family when she was 16. Twenty years later, she decides to go back to her roots, looking for something she could not find: love. Her relatives find it strange that she is still childless, laughing every time the German capital is

2016 IDFA Interview: Susanne Regina Meures (Raving Iran)

In the midst of the 2016 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), where some 500 films find their way to eyes and sales across Europe, Susanne Regina Meures “Raving Iran” is enjoying a particulalry fond response. Currently ranked as one of the festival’s audience favorites, “Raving Iran” tells the story of Anoosh and Arash, two Tehran-based

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IDFA 2016: A First Glimpse

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam is almost a month away and we couldn’t be more excited. If you are lucky enough to find yourselves in Amsterdam, you will never run out of things, as the city seems to be always busy. A cultural hub, Amsterdam is annually home to more than 300 festivals, for

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