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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.
View Films by Strand:
- Albert Maysles Tribute
- Behind The Beats
- Best Of British
- BFI Archive
- Films In Competition
- Global Encounters
- Ideas & Science
- Instigators & Agitators
- John Akomfrah Retrospective
- Women In Docs
View previous years coverage of the Sheffield DocFest festival:
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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.
A documentary about the ascent of an unconquered mountain.
Follows two soldiers from the Afghan National Army over the course of their first year fighting without NATO support.
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 story of the rising gap between rich and poor, told through seven individual accounts.
The mystery and surprising history of the man with Elvis Presley's voice.
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.
Documentary on the potential future problems from the world's nuclear waste.
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.
Vigilantes on both sides of the Mexican Border with the US take on the drug cartels.
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Moving on up Anna Rose Holmer on adolescence, gender identity and self-determination in The Fits.
Scaling the heights with Everest Deauville opening night premiere
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