17TH WATCH DOCS LINEUP REVEALED!

Two weeks before the opening of the festival, we present this year’s WATCH DOCS lineup. After the weekend, we will publish the hourly schedule and descriptions of all films featured in the program.

In the last months, our Selection Committee watched over 1500 documentaries to choose the most remarkable and intriguing ones. Here they are:

 

COMPETITION

12 Days, dir. Raymond Depardon, France, 2017, 88 min.

Adriana’s Pact, dir. Lizzette Orozco, Chile, 2017, 96 min.

Cambodian Spring, dir. Chris Kelly, UK, Ireland, Cambodia, 2017, 127 min.

Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas, dir. Joakim Demmer, Finland, Germany, Sweden, 2016, 85 min.

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, dir. David France, USA, 2017, 105 min.

Motherland, dir. Ramona S. Diaz, USA, Philippines, 2017, 95 min.

Muhi - Generally Temporary, dir. Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander, Tamir Elterman, Israel, Germany, 2017, 87 min.

Risk, dir. Laura Poitras, USA, Germany, 2016, 92 min.

Rodnye (Close Relations), dir. Vitaly Mansky, Latvia, Germany, Estonia, Ukraine, 2016, 112 min.

Still Tomorrow, dir. Jian Fan, China, 2016, 88 min.

Stronger Than a Bullet, dir. Maryam Ebrahimi, Sweden, 2017, 75 min.

Taste of Cement, dir. Ziad Kalthoum, Germany, Syria, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, 2017, 85 min.

The White World According to Daliborek, dir. Vit Klusák, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark, UK, 2017, 105 min.

The Work, dir. Jairus McLeary, Gethin Aldous, USA, 2017, 90 min.

 

I WANT TO SEE

Another News Story, dir. Orban Wallace, UK, 2017, 85 min.

Boiling Point, dir. Elina Hirvonen, Finland, 2017, 93 min.

EuroTrump, dir. Stephen Robert Morse, Nicholas Hampson, UK, USA, Germany, Netherlands, 2017, 92 min.

Guardians of the Earth, dir. Filip Antoni Malinowski, Austria, Germany, 2017, 85 min.

The Patriot, dir. Daniel Sivan, Israel, 2017, 73 min.

Surfing the Web of Hate, dir. Nicke Nordmark, Hasse Johansson, Sweden, 2013, 55 min.

Truth Detectives, dir. Anja Reiss, Germany, 2017, 86 min.

Turkey on the Edge, dir. Imre Azem, Germany, Turkey, 2017, 53 min.

The Wait, dir. Emil Langballe, Andrea Storm Henriksen, Denmark, 2016, 59 min.

When Pigs Come, reż. Biljana Tutorov, Serbia 2017, 72 min.

 

DESCREET CHARM OF PROPAGANDA

Czech Journal: Teaching War, dir. Adéla Komrzý, Czech Republic, 2016, 70 min.

The Fall of Lenin dir. Svitlana Shymko, Ukraine, 2017, 11 min.

Stronger Than a Bullet, dir. Maryam Ebrahimi, Sweden, 2017, 75 min.

Truth, Nothing But…, dir. Eytan Harris, Israel, 2015, 70 min.

 

NEW POLISH FILMS

Article 18, dir. Bartosz Staszewski, Poland, 2017, 75 min.

Bialowieza Forest. Here we are, dir. Robert Kowalski, Polska 2017, 50 min.

Leave Her!, dir. Rudolf Robak, Poland 2017, 28 min.

The Mine, dir. Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz, Poland, 2017, 65 min.

Polonaise, dir. Agnieszka Elbanowska, Poland, 2016, 17 min.

The Ugliest Car dir. Grzegorz Szczepaniak, Poland, 2017, 47 min.

 

WATCH SHORTS

The Fall of Lenin dir. Svitlana Shymko, Ukraine, 2017, 11 min.

The Fight, dir. Daniel Fallshaw, Violeta Ayala, Bolivia, 2017, 30 min.

Waste no.1 Money, dir. Jan Ijäs, Finland, Zimbabwe, 2017, 17 min.

Waste no.2. Wreck, dir. Jan Ijäs, Finland, Italy, 2016, 10 min.

Waste no.3 Boom, dir. Jan Ijäs, Finland, 2017, 17 min.

Waste no.4 Two Islands, dir. Jan Ijäs, Finland, 2013, 6 min.

Waste no.5 The Raft of the Medusa, dir. Jan Ijäs, Finland, 2017, 18 min.

 

FILMS BY THIERRY MICHEL

Children of Chance, dir. Thierry Michel, Pascal Colson, Thierry Michel, Pascal Colson, 2017, 99 min.

Congo River, Beyond Darkness, dir.Thierry Michel, Belgium, 2006, 116 min.

Iran Veiled appearances, dir. Thierry Michel, Belgium, France, Italy, 2002, 90 min.

Man Who Mends Women: The Wrath of Hippocrates, dir. Thierry Michel, Colette Braeckman, Belgium, 2015, 112 min.

Mobutu, King of Zaire, dir. Thierry Michel, Belgium, 1999, 128 min.

 

LAWYER IN THE SPOTLIGHT. DOCUMENTARY EDITION

12 Days, dir. Raymond Depardon, France, 2017, 88 min.

Gideon's Army, dir. Dawn Porter, USA, 2013, 96 min.

Out of Thin Air, dir. Dylan Howitt, Iceland, UK, 2017, 85 min.

Playing God, dir. Karin Jurschick, Germany, 2017, 97 min.

Syria's Disappeared: The Case Against Assad, dir. Sara Afshar, UK, 2017, 51 min.

Truth, Nothing But…, dir. Eytan Harris, Israel, 2015, 70 min.

 

BODY UNDER CONTROL

Article 18, dir. Bartosz Staszewski, Poland, 2017, 75 min.

Ask the Sexpert, dir. Vaishali Sinha, USA, India, 2017, 83 min.

Bending the Arc, dir. Kief Davidson, Pedro Kos, USA, 102 min.

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, dir. David France, USA, 2017, 105 min.

I Know You Are There, dir. Thom M Vander Beken, Belgium, Netherlands, 2017, 92 min.

Jackson, dir. Maisie Crow, USA, 2016, 94 min.

Motherland, dir. Ramona S. Diaz, USA, Philippines, 2017, 95 min.

Seeing Voices, dir. Dariusz Kowalski, Austria, 2016, 93 min.

Silent War, dir. Manon Loizeau, France, Switzerland, 2017, 72 min.

Unrest, dir. Jennifer Brea, USA, UK, 2017, 98 min.

 

BERGEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS   

Ask the Sexpert, dir. Vaishali Sinha, USA, India, 2017, 83 min.

Boiling Point, dir. Elina Hirvonen, Finland, 2017, 93 min.

Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas, dir. Joakim Demmer, Finland, Germany, Sweden, 2016, 85 min.

LA 92, dir. Dan Lindsay, TJ Martin, USA, 2017, 114 min.

The Reagan Show, dir. Pacho Velez, Sierra Pettengill, USA, 75 min.

Thank You for the Rain, dir. Julia Dahr, Kisilu Musya, UK, Norway, Kenya, 2017, 87 min.

Unrest, dir. Jennifer Brea, USA, UK, 2017, 98 min.

 

See you in the festival cinemas! 

 

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