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Nikolina was 12 when she first felt butterflies in her stomach. But that innocent love was brutally disrupted by the civil war in Bosnia. Years later she receives an email from her then boyfriend. A warm, wonderful animated documentary.
There comes a time when parents have to have 'the talk' with their adolescent son. But for the parents of black youth in the US, the conversation is not about sexuality but about the reality of the racism their son will face. How do you handle such a thing?
Burning Man pictures are presented as a parade - a flying gallery - in the streets of Amsterdam, Athens, Lisbon, London and the South African desert in this exciting musical trip.
We know what determines the time: the atomic clock at the Naval Observatory in the US. But who controls this clock? Dr. Matsakis talks about his profession with love and passion and explains the importance of universal time.
Dominic Wilcox is an artist / inventor / designer with an indomitable desire for new ideas. He manages to reshape the everyday into something surprising and wonderful, so it does not only surprise, but also raises unexpected questions.
Last year, Ed Perkins won the Jury Prize for Best International Documentary at DOCVILLE. This year, he returns with a short documentary about three candidates for the Mars One program. Why do they want to leave everything and dream about a one way ticket to Mars?
John Graham has been making crosswords for The Guardian for over 50 years. When he turns out to be terminally ill, he informs his fans using small hints. A poetic documentary about saying goodbye.
Erin Roberts’ world collapsed when her brother Kellen died unexpectedly at the age of 22. Kellen’s organs were donated and Connor Rabinowitz got his heart after a transplant. When Erin and Connor meet, something unexpected happens.

15:45 | Spul ()

A visually strong and substantial in-depth look at what drugs does to athletes, physically and mentally.  The series goes beyond the media hysteria and the (at times hypocritical) indignation that usually comes with doping cases.
ARTES powered by SABAM supports audiovisual authors through scholarships -  financial support for young  fimmakers. New  filmtalent is also guided by ARTES.  i
In 2005, the iconic red shoes Judy Garland wore in ‘The Wizard of Oz' were stolen. Who was behind the obbery and where did the shoes - now worth more than two million dollars - go?

16:00 | VR Docs ()

Virtual reality is omnipresent, even at fi lm festivals. And there's a good reason for that: VR is no longer the exclusive new toy of technology geeks and early adopters of this new type of media. More and more movie directors are starting to work with the tool and are exploring its possibilities.

16:00 | VR Docs ()

Virtual reality is omnipresent, even at fi lm festivals. And there's a good reason for that: VR is no longer the exclusive new toy of technology geeks and early adopters of this new type of media. More and more movie directors are starting to work with the tool and are exploring its possibilities.

16:00 | VR Docs ()

Virtual reality is omnipresent, even at fi lm festivals. And there's a good reason for that: VR is no longer the exclusive new toy of technology geeks and early adopters of this new type of media. More and more movie directors are starting to work with the tool and are exploring its possibilities.

16:00 | VR Docs ()

Virtual reality is omnipresent, even at fi lm festivals. And there's a good reason for that: VR is no longer the exclusive new toy of technology geeks and early adopters of this new type of media. More and more movie directors are starting to work with the tool and are exploring its possibilities.

16:00 | VR Docs ()

Virtual reality is omnipresent, even at fi lm festivals. And there's a good reason for that: VR is no longer the exclusive new toy of technology geeks and early adopters of this new type of media. More and more movie directors are starting to work with the tool and are exploring its possibilities.

16:00 | VR Docs ()

Virtual reality is omnipresent, even at fi lm festivals. And there's a good reason for that: VR is no longer the exclusive new toy of technology geeks and early adopters of this new type of media. More and more movie directors are starting to work with the tool and are exploring its possibilities.

16:00 | VR Docs ()

Virtual reality is omnipresent, even at fi lm festivals. And there's a good reason for that: VR is no longer the exclusive new toy of technology geeks and early adopters of this new type of media. More and more movie directors are starting to work with the tool and are exploring its possibilities.

16:00 | VR Docs ()

Virtual reality is omnipresent, even at fi lm festivals. And there's a good reason for that: VR is no longer the exclusive new toy of technology geeks and early adopters of this new type of media. More and more movie directors are starting to work with the tool and are exploring its possibilities.

16:00 | VR Docs ()

Virtual reality is omnipresent, even at fi lm festivals. And there's a good reason for that: VR is no longer the exclusive new toy of technology geeks and early adopters of this new type of media. More and more movie directors are starting to work with the tool and are exploring its possibilities.

16:00 | VR Docs ()

Virtual reality is omnipresent, even at fi lm festivals. And there's a good reason for that: VR is no longer the exclusive new toy of technology geeks and early adopters of this new type of media. More and more movie directors are starting to work with the tool and are exploring its possibilities.

16:00 | VR Docs ()

Virtual reality is omnipresent, even at fi lm festivals. And there's a good reason for that: VR is no longer the exclusive new toy of technology geeks and early adopters of this new type of media. More and more movie directors are starting to work with the tool and are exploring its possibilities.

16:00 | VR Docs ()

Virtual reality is omnipresent, even at fi lm festivals. And there's a good reason for that: VR is no longer the exclusive new toy of technology geeks and early adopters of this new type of media. More and more movie directors are starting to work with the tool and are exploring its possibilities.

16:00 | VR Docs ()

Virtual reality is omnipresent, even at fi lm festivals. And there's a good reason for that: VR is no longer the exclusive new toy of technology geeks and early adopters of this new type of media. More and more movie directors are starting to work with the tool and are exploring its possibilities.

16:00 | VR Docs ()

Virtual reality is omnipresent, even at fi lm festivals. And there's a good reason for that: VR is no longer the exclusive new toy of technology geeks and early adopters of this new type of media. More and more movie directors are starting to work with the tool and are exploring its possibilities.

16:00 | VR Docs ()

Virtual reality is omnipresent, even at fi lm festivals. And there's a good reason for that: VR is no longer the exclusive new toy of technology geeks and early adopters of this new type of media. More and more movie directors are starting to work with the tool and are exploring its possibilities.
A poignant and visually surprising look at Belgian architecture, which explores the somewhat peculiar way our country is built using the Belgian identity as a viewpoint - the way we work, live and relax.

16:00 | Slijk ()

A different type of sports documentary that does not follow the traditional sports greats, but looks for poetry in the sport and for passion in the mud. A production by the young guns of production company Diplodokus.
Director Kat Steppe offers an honest look at the people of Borgerhout and Antwerp North, two districts where more than 170 nationalities live together in close quarters.  The very different characters refl ect the diversity of the neighborhood.

16:00 | Archibelge ()

A poignant and visually surprising look at Belgian architecture, which explores the somewhat peculiar way our country is built using the Belgian identity as a viewpoint - the way we work, live and relax.
Growing up can be very exciting. You have to keep on trying and take giant steps. Sisters Nastia and Polina are dancing at the famous Russian School of Ballet. It's hard work, but thankfully they have each other. Hugo is tranferring to high school and Johan is going to camp for the very first time.
For his first feature documentary, British documentary maker Louis Theroux targets the Church of Scientology. As they refuse all cooperation, he tries to get his own unique insight into the working methods of the mysterious religion.
Living legend Noam Chomsky describes the end of "The American Dream": the ideal that everyone, regardless of their background, has the opportunity to one day belong to the rich happy few.

16:00 | Ghostland ()

A traditional African tribe visits Europe and lends us their perspective so we can observe ourselves the way they do. A warm and funny reflection on our habits and lifestyle through the eyes of one of the oldest cultures on our planet.

16:15 | The Diplomat ()

The life of the influential American diplomat Richard Holbrooke offers fascinating insights into contemporary American foreign policy. For over 50 years, from Vietnam to Bosnia to Afghanistan, he witnessed it all.
Everybody lies from time to time: a little white lie, infidelity, fraud or plagiarism. Dishonesty seems inextricably linked to our world. Behavioral psychologist Dan Ariely (Predictably Irrational) examines why we lie and why it might actually be a good thing.
For his first feature documentary, British documentary maker Louis Theroux targets the Church of Scientology. As they refuse all cooperation, he tries to get his own unique insight into the working methods of the mysterious religion.
Two local men - one strong and the other smart - play sheriff in a small village in southern Ukraine. They could have walked straight out of a Coen brothers film. A funny and ultimately enlightening film about a small world and a major conflict.
In the '70s television presenter Christine Chubbuck committed suicide on live television. Director Robert Greene asks actress Kate Lyn Sheil to take on the role of Chubbuck to grasp the ungraspable.
Two men fighting over an amputated leg. This absurd but true story led to the both hilarious and poignant documentary "Finders Keepers", a worldwide hit at international film festivals.

20:00 | In Utero ()

How do your experiences in the womb impact your later life? The groundbreaking documentary "In Utero" shows through interviews, cultural myths, popular movies and technological trends just how important your time in the womb really is.
Even the least cultured have heard of the Russian Bolshoi ballet. Look behind the curtains of this legendary institute and discover a hallucinatory snake pit of intrigue and scandal.
A masterclass, in which we discuss Theroux’s work and vision of documentary filmmaking in general, and a making of.
High in the Andes Samuel remains hopeful that the snow will return, even though climate change has caused the glacier to vanish for good. A compelling example of the global refusal to face and address the facts of climate change, filmed in a unique location.
Everyone thought autistic Owen Suskind would never talk. He is already a big toddler when he suddenly begins to speak in complete sentences. He does not just repeat phrases: they are quotes from Disney films. A heartwarming story and a deserved Sundance winner.
Being kidnapped by the North Korean regime in order to boost their film industry internationally. It happened to the South Korean actress Choi Eun-hee and director Shin Sang-ok in 1978. While the glamor couple continues to finish one film after another, on an unlimited budget, an escape plan is called for…
What do today's twentysomethings think about Europe, and how do they feel? At a time when the unity of Europe seems further and further away, young director Jan Gassman makes an intimate portrait of four young couples in Europe.

11:00 | Fuocoammare ()

Fuocoammare by Gianfranco Rossi was the first documentary to take home the Golden Bear at the Berlinale. A true winner that brings the relevant issue of refugees to the forefront in a unique way.
We are constantly - voluntarily or not - surrounded by sound. Silence is an increasingly rare commodity, maybe even something from a bygone era. A contemplative film about the meaning and effect of (lack of) silence on the contemporary human.
We all see the images of the refugee crisis on TV. 'My Home Under The Stars' shows 3 short documentaries of 3 amazing children; Ilia who's homesick for his life in Afghanistan, Letizia who's helping the refugees on her island of Sicily and Nora who's starting her life over in a refugee camp in Jordan.
Being kidnapped by the North Korean regime in order to boost their film industry internationally. It happened to the South Korean actress Choi Eun-hee and director Shin Sang-ok in 1978. While the glamor couple continues to finish one film after another, on an unlimited budget, an escape plan is called for…

16:30 | Bugs ()

Is eating insects the solution for saving our planet? Insects as food has certainly been a hot topic, ever since the UN advised it as a solution to world hunger. Are they the new superfood or is it wishful thinking?
On April 8, 1994, the lifeless body of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain was found. The media jumped on the story: Kurt Cobain had committed suicide. It is true that was found with a rifle in his hands and that there was a suicide note. But was it really suicide?
They are rebellious, passionate and visionary. Andre, Giuseppe, Olga and Remi are farmers with a radically different vision of their craft. Are they fighting a losing battle or is there hope for a green revolution?
What if the fight against global warming is our best chance at building a better world? This Changes Everything follows seven communities across five continents and their epic battle against global warming.
Is it possible to build a house in a place called 'nowhere'? Director Lieven Corthouts spent more than 4 years in an African refugee camp by that name and discovered that 'nowhere' is also 'invisible' to the outside world.
Living legend Noam Chomsky describes the end of "The American Dream": the ideal that everyone, regardless of their background, has the opportunity to one day belong to the rich happy few.
Samantha Montgomery, stage name Princess Shaw, was one of the many singers who try their luck on YouTube, but disappear into anonymity. Until the day she is discovered by mashup artist and YouTube phenomenon Kutiman on the other side of the world .

19:30 | Free to Run ()

Once upon a time there was a world in which running was something weirdos, eccentrics and protesters did. Where it was forbidden for women. Until the hype broke loose and we all became runners.
A candid look behind the scenes of the world famous restaurant Noma and into the mind of its brilliant culinary innovator René Redzepi.
A Russian, an American and a German fly into space. This is not the beginning of a silly joke, but the fascinating portrait of the life of three astronauts who spend six months in space.
Less is more: that is the premise of this inspiring documentary. Imagine a life with less: less stuff, less mess, less stress ... A life with fewer distractions. A life that gives you more time, more commitment and most importantly: more happiness.
An honest portrait of Jesse "The Devil" Hughes, frontman of the Eagles of Death Metal, the band that was playing at the Bataclan in Paris the night of the terrorist attacks in November. A dangerous cocktail of sex, drugs, rock'n'roll and extreme right.
After 23 years on death row, a man does not request a stay of execution but just the opposite. A psychological thriller-documentary with an amazing and very exciting story as well as a fascinating character study.
Neil Armstrong was the first. But the story of the last man to set foot on the moon is just as fascinating. A harrowing encounter with an iconic figure who is not afraid to show the person behind the heroic astronaut status.
Presentation of Dalton Distribution
How many young kids dream about becoming an astronaut? Moving testimonies set to impressive space images take you on an unforgettable journey into space.

16:00 | Motley's Law ()

Who would be the least obvious person to be the only foreign lawyer to have a practice in Afghanistan? Undoubtedly it would be an assertive, unveiled African-American woman. And that's exactly what Kimberly Motley is. A surprising story that casts an unprecedented look at life in Kabul.
Blues singer Janis Joplin died in 1970 at the age of 27 from an overdose of heroin. Director Amy Berg brings an intimate portrait of smart, complex woman who came out of nowhere and changed music forever.

17:30 | Bracia ()

Two old characters share their past and present. A poetic look at the lives of two very different brothers and the surprises that are still in store.
Less is more: that is the premise of this inspiring documentary. Imagine a life with less: less stuff, less mess, less stress ... A life with fewer distractions. A life that gives you more time, more commitment and most importantly: more happiness.
WELCOME TO THE REAL “ARMAGEDDON” Hollywood relies on Bruce Willis to save the world in Armageddon, but who are the real-life heroes seeking to save our civilisation from the next major asteroid impact?
An honest portrait of Jesse "The Devil" Hughes, frontman of the Eagles of Death Metal, the band that was playing at the Bataclan in Paris the night of the terrorist attacks in November. A dangerous cocktail of sex, drugs, rock'n'roll and extreme right.
Welcome to the scariest place in the world... your bedroom. That is the reality of people who suffer from sleep paralysis. “The Nightmare” allows us to understand the dream world of a few people who face it on a regular basis.
In the name of progress, the village of Doel was sacrificed in 1965 for the expansion of the port of Antwerp. Half a century later, the town is still there. A ghost town after fifty years of port policy on the left bank of the river Schelde.
A society in which everyone has the freedom to be totally independent and safely live their life exactly as he/she wants. Perfect, right? Then why are Swedes not happy?
We are completely dependent on it, but we no longer realize how exceptional the Internet is. Documentary filmmaker Werner Herzog calls it "one of the greatest revolutions that we have experienced as human beings." It also has its downsides, such as Internet addiction and cyber bullying.
On April 8, 1994, the lifeless body of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain was found. The media jumped on the story: Kurt Cobain had committed suicide. It is true that was found with a rifle in his hands and that there was a suicide note. But was it really suicide?

21:30 | Planetary ()

Extraordinary images of the beauty of our planet show the growing awareness that everything is interconnected. An impressive visual essay that you have to watch on the big screen.
Marijn is a young mother from Amsterdam and a self-proclaimed meat junkie. But she does ask herself questions about her love of meat. What is the difference between the animal and the abstract piece of meat on your plate? Looking her steak in the eyes proves more difficult than expected.
Thanks to the arrival of new radiography and infrared techniques, an art historical research team is able to reach the bottom paint layers of a painting and thus gain insight into the creative process of 'wizard' Hieronymus Bosch.
International seminar about the future of digital storytelling. Inspiring case studies focus on user engagement and social impact in the development of interactive storytelling
Samantha Montgomery, stage name Princess Shaw, was one of the many singers who try their luck on YouTube, but disappear into anonymity. Until the day she is discovered by mashup artist and YouTube phenomenon Kutiman on the other side of the world .
In the heart of Ethiopia children are killed because they are cursed, according to local beliefs. One man does everything he can to stop this tradition. Do not miss this epic story about how the courage and passion of just one person can change the world.
Two young African refugees arrive in Lampedusa where the locals help them out. But having a future is about more than having a roof over your head. With sharp observations Tim De Keersmaeker shows the subtle nuances in the heated discourse on the assistance of refugees.

17:30 | Brothers ()

Norwegian filmmaker Aslaug Holm filmed her two sons over a period of eight years. She delivers a beautiful and original film about growing up, trial and error, dreams and brotherly love. 'Boyhood' in real life!
By 2050 the world population will have risen to a hallucinatory 10 billion. How will we ensure that everyone can be fed? Bestselling author and "food fighter" Valentin Thurn looks for solutions to this pressing problem.

19:30 | Nuts! ()

A doctor without scruples who gains fame and amasses a fortune by inserting goat testicles into impotent men? ‘Nuts’ is a quirky and hilarious documentary about an incredible story, and about the power of a good story.

19:30 | Bobbejaan ()

Bobbejaan has created an impressive career composing songs, singing and acting. He even built the successful theme park Bobbejaanland. In his old age, however, he asks himself whether he always made the right choices. This intimate and emotional portrait was filmed by his son and shows Bobbejaan in the last stages of his life. What does it do to a human being when you, as he said himself, "have a lot of history, but little future"?

20:00 | Wim ()

In WIM, documentary filmmaker Lut Vandekeybus takes us into the energetic, poetic and complex universe of her brother, acclaimed choreographer and director Wim Vandekeybus. An enthusiastic portrait of a distinguished career.

20:00 | Free to Run ()

Once upon a time there was a world in which running was something weirdos, eccentrics and protesters did. Where it was forbidden for women. Until the hype broke loose and we all became runners.
Because of a girl, a man does not board a flight with a fatal ending. This is not the story of a Hollywood rom com, but an incredibly incisive refugee portrait by the Kurdish-Swedish filmmaker Hogir Hirori.
Blues singer Janis Joplin died in 1970 at the age of 27 from an overdose of heroin. Director Amy Berg brings an intimate portrait of smart, complex woman who came out of nowhere and changed music forever.
What do you do when neo-Nazis try to take over your town? This question became a sinister reality for the inhabitants of the small village of Leith. A fascinating film about the boundaries of free speech and democracy, which is all the rage at international film festivals.
A war reporter who has spent many years on battlegrounds shares his personal and uncensored footage in a documentary that knocks you out and gives viewers an unprecedented insight on the impact of war in all its facets.
Every year in early November, South Korea is fully focused on the Suneung, a final exam for students. The score not only determines which university the student can attend. In a country obsessed with performance, it is also a status symbol.
Growing up can be very exciting. You have to keep on trying and take giant steps. Sisters Nastia and Polina are dancing at the famous Russian School of Ballet. It's hard work, but thankfully they have each other. Hugo is tranferring to high school and Johan is going to camp for the very first time.
By 2050 the world population will have risen to a hallucinatory 10 billion. How will we ensure that everyone can be fed? Bestselling author and "food fighter" Valentin Thurn looks for solutions to this pressing problem.
Living legend Noam Chomsky describes the end of "The American Dream": the ideal that everyone, regardless of their background, has the opportunity to one day belong to the rich happy few.
Everyone thought autistic Owen Suskind would never talk. He is already a big toddler when he suddenly begins to speak in complete sentences. He does not just repeat phrases: they are quotes from Disney films. A heartwarming story and a deserved Sundance winner.
An imploring, poetic and captivating portrait of a tiny little town in the desert of New Mexico that changed its name for a radio show. A story about 15 minutes of fame, 64 years later, but also about the elusive mystique and charm of everyday American life.
Welcome to the scariest place in the world... your bedroom. That is the reality of people who suffer from sleep paralysis. “The Nightmare” allows us to understand the dream world of a few people who face it on a regular basis.

19:30 | Scouts ()

The cheerful chaos of teenage life is never as obvious as it is during the annual scout camp. A touching, recognizable portrait about the essence of adolescence.
Two men fighting over an amputated leg. This absurd but true story led to the both hilarious and poignant documentary "Finders Keepers", a worldwide hit at international film festivals.

20:15 | Bracia ()

Two old characters share their past and present. A poetic look at the lives of two very different brothers and the surprises that are still in store.
Last year, Ief Spincemaille, Leuven’s official City Artist, created a temporary installation on the lawn of St. Maartensdal. In exactly the same spot, we will show a film about this project and what it triggered in open air and for free.

21:30 | Star Men ()

Four world-renowned astronomers celebrate 50 years of research and friendship. A heartwarming ode, not to the tough astronauts, but to those other heroes who remained on the ground and brought the universe closer to us.
Two local men - one strong and the other smart - play sheriff in a small village in southern Ukraine. They could have walked straight out of a Coen brothers film. A funny and ultimately enlightening film about a small world and a major conflict.
In the heart of Ethiopia children are killed because they are cursed, according to local beliefs. One man does everything he can to stop this tradition. Do not miss this epic story about how the courage and passion of just one person can change the world.

14:00 | Planetary ()

Extraordinary images of the beauty of our planet show the growing awareness that everything is interconnected. An impressive visual essay that you have to watch on the big screen.
What do today's twentysomethings think about Europe, and how do they feel? At a time when the unity of Europe seems further and further away, young director Jan Gassman makes an intimate portrait of four young couples in Europe.
In 2008, Swiss banker Rudolf Elmer leaks - for the first time - sensitive information about the seedy secrets of a Swiss bank in the Cayman Islands. A noble act with far-reaching consequences for him and his family.

16:00 | In Utero ()

How do your experiences in the womb impact your later life? The groundbreaking documentary "In Utero" shows through interviews, cultural myths, popular movies and technological trends just how important your time in the womb really is.

17:00 | Demain ()

When the balance sheet is drawn about how our world is doing, we are usually faced with ominous forecasts and disaster scenarios. Threats that should prompt us to change. But what if we do not show problems, but solutions instead?
A society in which everyone has the freedom to be totally independent and safely live their life exactly as he/she wants. Perfect, right? Then why are Swedes not happy?
WELCOME TO THE REAL “ARMAGEDDON” Hollywood relies on Bruce Willis to save the world in Armageddon, but who are the real-life heroes seeking to save our civilisation from the next major asteroid impact?
Every year in early November, South Korea is fully focused on the Suneung, a final exam for students. The score not only determines which university the student can attend. In a country obsessed with performance, it is also a status symbol.
We are constantly - voluntarily or not - surrounded by sound. Silence is an increasingly rare commodity, maybe even something from a bygone era. A contemplative film about the meaning and effect of (lack of) silence on the contemporary human.
Even the least cultured have heard of the Russian Bolshoi ballet. Look behind the curtains of this legendary institute and discover a hallucinatory snake pit of intrigue and scandal.
Everybody lies from time to time: a little white lie, infidelity, fraud or plagiarism. Dishonesty seems inextricably linked to our world. Behavioral psychologist Dan Ariely (Predictably Irrational) examines why we lie and why it might actually be a good thing.
A window washer has to work for 300 years in order to earn as much as the CEO of his company does... in one year. This growing inequality is what Russell Brand denounces in the aptly titled “The Emperor's Clothes”, a title that refers to being blind for the truth.
Being kidnapped by the North Korean regime in order to boost their film industry internationally. It happened to the South Korean actress Choi Eun-hee and director Shin Sang-ok in 1978. While the glamor couple continues to finish one film after another, on an unlimited budget, an escape plan is called for…

21:30 | Homo Sapiens ()

DOCVILLE-celebrity Nikolaus Geyrhalter brings an ode to humanity, starting from a possible future scenario in which mankind no longer exists. A sizzling movie that makes you deeply aware of the here and now.

22:00 | Motley's Law ()

Who would be the least obvious person to be the only foreign lawyer to have a practice in Afghanistan? Undoubtedly it would be an assertive, unveiled African-American woman. And that's exactly what Kimberly Motley is. A surprising story that casts an unprecedented look at life in Kabul.
In this masterclass by Dutch director John Appel, known for documentaries such as She Believes in Me, The Last Victory and The Player, we dive deeper into the art of editing.
After 23 years on death row, a man does not request a stay of execution but just the opposite. A psychological thriller-documentary with an amazing and very exciting story as well as a fascinating character study.
A war reporter who has spent many years on battlegrounds shares his personal and uncensored footage in a documentary that knocks you out and gives viewers an unprecedented insight on the impact of war in all its facets.
Can you picture your name in big letters at the next edition of DOCVILLE, but are you still looking for additional funding for your project? Then this information session about crowdfunding is for you!
Marijn is a young mother from Amsterdam and a self-proclaimed meat junkie. But she does ask herself questions about her love of meat. What is the difference between the animal and the abstract piece of meat on your plate? Looking her steak in the eyes proves more difficult than expected.
We are completely dependent on it, but we no longer realize how exceptional the Internet is. Documentary filmmaker Werner Herzog calls it "one of the greatest revolutions that we have experienced as human beings." It also has its downsides, such as Internet addiction and cyber bullying.
In this Masterclass, the filmmaker discusses his life and work and gives us some insight into his views on the profession of documentary filmmaker.
Fiction and documentary merge seamlessly in this immersive, beautifully photographed film that portrays the primitive beauty and roughness of life - or is it survival? - in Afghanistan in an unique way.
For his first feature documentary, British documentary maker Louis Theroux targets the Church of Scientology. As they refuse all cooperation, he tries to get his own unique insight into the working methods of the mysterious religion.

19:30 | Fuocoammare ()

Fuocoammare by Gianfranco Rossi was the first documentary to take home the Golden Bear at the Berlinale. A true winner that brings the relevant issue of refugees to the forefront in a unique way.
A sizzling and stunning documentary about globalization in a mythical-looking country, South Sudan. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Hubert Sauper headed there with a tiny plane and records disconcerting and astonishing stories.

20:00 | Nuts! ()

A doctor without scruples who gains fame and amasses a fortune by inserting goat testicles into impotent men? ‘Nuts’ is a quirky and hilarious documentary about an incredible story, and about the power of a good story.
Because of a girl, a man does not board a flight with a fatal ending. This is not the story of a Hollywood rom com, but an incredibly incisive refugee portrait by the Kurdish-Swedish filmmaker Hogir Hirori.

21:30 | The Wolfpack ()

Six brothers, their sister and mother have spent many years locked away by their tyrannous father in a small flat in the heart of New York City. Their television and DVD-collection are the only way to learn about the outside world. To pass the time, the brothers watch movies, a whole lot of movies. Growing up, all they learn about society is gleaned from the stories and realities of the movies they watch.
What if the fight against global warming is our best chance at building a better world? This Changes Everything follows seven communities across five continents and their epic battle against global warming.
Artist and musician Laurie Anderson had to process the deaths of her mother, her husband Lou Reed and her dog Lolabelle in quick succession. Surrender to a filmic essay about love and loss.
Organized by Flanders Doc, in cooperation with Docville and the Director’s Union
A Russian, an American and a German fly into space. This is not the beginning of a silly joke, but the fascinating portrait of the life of three astronauts who spend six months in space.

16:00 | Bugs ()

Is eating insects the solution for saving our planet? Insects as food has certainly been a hot topic, ever since the UN advised it as a solution to world hunger. Are they the new superfood or is it wishful thinking?

17:00 | Demain ()

When the balance sheet is drawn about how our world is doing, we are usually faced with ominous forecasts and disaster scenarios. Threats that should prompt us to change. But what if we do not show problems, but solutions instead?
What do you do when neo-Nazis try to take over your town? This question became a sinister reality for the inhabitants of the small village of Leith. A fascinating film about the boundaries of free speech and democracy, which is all the rage at international film festivals.
In the '70s television presenter Christine Chubbuck committed suicide on live television. Director Robert Greene asks actress Kate Lyn Sheil to take on the role of Chubbuck to grasp the ungraspable.

18:00 | Star Men ()

Four world-renowned astronomers celebrate 50 years of research and friendship. A heartwarming ode, not to the tough astronauts, but to those other heroes who remained on the ground and brought the universe closer to us.
America’s getting read for elections, and just now their best-known and most controversial documentary filmmaker Michael Moore returns with a hilarious, but also deadly serious documentary about how the US can become 'great' again.
How many young kids dream about becoming an astronaut? Moving testimonies set to impressive space images take you on an unforgettable journey into space.
Neil Armstrong was the first. But the story of the last man to set foot on the moon is just as fascinating. A harrowing encounter with an iconic figure who is not afraid to show the person behind the heroic astronaut status.