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2017 FILM GUIDE

SHOWING 85 RESULTS | FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'DOCUMENTARY'
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WHEN GOD SLEEPS

  • Section: Documentary Competition
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Till Schauder
  • Country: USA, Germany
“My songs didn’t make me famous. The fatwa did.” And so we embark on the journey of rapper Shahin Najafi, whose bold style and transgressive lyrics put him in the crosshairs of religious clerics in his native Iran. When God Sleeps tells the story of this tireless artist-activist against the backdrop of the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks and the European right-wing backlash against Middle Eastern refugees. | Read More
Documentary, Music, TFF Alumni
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WHITNEY. “CAN I BE ME”

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Directed By: Nick Broomfield and Rudi Dolezal
  • Country: U.K.
Whitney Houston was the most awarded female recording artist of all time, with more consecutive number one hits than The Beatles, and on top of that she was America’s Sweetheart. Yet despite her fame, talent, and success, she died tragically at the age of 48. Featuring largely never-before-seen footage and Broomfield and Dolezal’s moving documentary tells the story of the girl behind the voice. | Read More
Documentary, Music
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YEAR OF THE SCAB

  • Section: Spotlight Documentary
  • Runtime: 79 minutes
  • Directed By: John Dorsey
  • Country: USA
During the 1987 NFL strike, teams scrambled to assemble temporary replacements to fill in for their boycotting players. The Washington Redskins were notable for their "scabs," a collection of cast-offs who nonetheless rode a surprising wave of momentum against all odds. Year of the Scab revisits this ultimate underdog story and the men whose ordinary lives were interrupted. Those so-called “scabs” helped break the strike and bring their team to victory, only to struggle for their place in the sports history books. | Read More
Documentary

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