The Look Of Silence will play on opening night The Look Of Silence will play on opening night

The UK's most popular dedicated documentary film festival returns for its 22nd edition from June 5 to 12. This year it will celebrate its opening night with two events - a screening of The Look Of Silence and the world premiere of The Greatest Shows on Earth: A Century of Funfairs, Circuses And Carnivals.

Among the sections this year is a strand dedicated to documentarian Albert Maysles, who died earlier this year.

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Landfill Harmonic
Landfill Harmonic
Garbage from a landfill is used to create instruments for the local children, who form the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, Paraguay, which turns their lives around.
Meru
Meru
A documentary about the ascent of an unconquered mountain.
Tell Spring Not To Come This Year
Tell Spring Not To Come This Year
Follows two soldiers from the Afghan National Army over the course of their first year fighting without NATO support.
Death Of A Gentleman
Death Of A Gentleman
Two cricket journalists, Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber, set off on a journey to the heart of the second most popular sport on Earth, only to stumble upon something more sinister than they could ever have imagined.
The Divide
The Divide
The story of the rising gap between rich and poor, told through seven individual accounts.
Orion: The Man Who Would Be King
Orion: The Man Who Would Be King
The mystery and surprising history of the man with Elvis Presley's voice.
16 Years Till Summer
16 Years Till Summer
A convicted criminal returns home to nurse his father, bringing a dangerous mix of troubled past and big ambition into the lives of those that love him.
Containment
Containment
Documentary on the potential future problems from the world's nuclear waste.
Best Of Enemies
Best Of Enemies
A behind-the-scenes account of the explosive 1968 televised debates between the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F Buckley Jr, and their rancorous disagreements about politics, God, and sex.
Cartel Land
Cartel Land
Vigilantes on both sides of the Mexican Border with the US take on the drug cartels.
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Sheffield DocFest Features

The music makers
The musicians of the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura tell their stories.
Getting on the train
Favio Chávez on the stories behind Landfill Harmonic.
Capturing Cateura
Juliana Peñaranda-Loftus and Alejandra Amarilla discuss Landfill Harmonic.
Mountain highs
Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi on the challenges of Mount Meru.
Beyond the red carpet for Iris
Stars of the fashion world reflect on Albert Maysles.
Public enemies
Robert Gordon shares his perspective on William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal in Best Of Enemies.
Enemy mine
Morgan Neville on William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal, Best Of Enemies.
Celebrating survival
Kim Loginotto and Brenda Myers-Powell talk about documentary Dreamcatcher

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Two events to open 22nd edition.
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