Bradford International Film Festival 2009

The programme says: This year Bradford International Film Festival is proud to present this stand-alone strand dedicated to the documentary form - a clear indication of the growing importance of the genre and the filmmakers who make it their own.

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Encounters At The End Of The World Encounters At The End Of The World
Encounters At The End Of The World and Three Miles North Of Molkom
Access Road (Country: Portugal; Year: 2008; Director: Nathalie Mansoux )
The story of Lisbon's shanty town residents and their fight to resist the demolition of their homes.
Am I Black Enough For You? (Country: Sweden; Director: Goran Olsson; Stars: Billy Paul)
Documentary about soul musician Billy Paul and his lifelong marriage.
Carny (Country: Canada; Year: 2008; Director: Alison Murray )
Exploration of those who find community as part of travelling carnivals.
Comeback (Country: Germany; Year: 2007; Director: Max Plettau; Writer: Max Plettau; Stars: Jürgen Hartenstein)
Roland, a theatre director, returns home to Copenhagen after many years of living in The film illustrates the attempt to bridge the communication gap between generations, through Roland’s efforts, as he seeks to reconcile with his somewhat indifferent grown-up son, Jacob.
Dear Zachary: A Letter To A Son About His Father (Country: USA; Year: 2008; Director: Kurt Kuenne; Writer: Kurt Kuenne; Stars: Kurt Kuenne, Zachary Andrew, David Bagby, Dr. Andrew Bagby, Kathleen Bagby)
Chronicle of a Pennsylvania murder compiled by the victim's best friend.
Encounters At The End Of The World (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Werner Herzog; Stars: Werner Herzog), Official Site, Trailer
The infamous director Werner Herzog visits the Antarctic, determined not to make a movie about penguins.
The Inheritors (Los Herederos) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2008; Director: Eugenio Polgovsky)
Documentary observes how hard work defines the lives and existence of children and their families.
In A Dream (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Jeremiah Zagar), Official Site
Exploration of the work of mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar.
Megumi (Country: Japan; Year: 2008; Director: Hidetoshi Omori; Writer: Hideki Mitsui, Souichi Moto, Sakie Yokota, Shigeru Yokota; Stars: Minami Takayama, Soness Stevens, Kôichi Yamadera, Walter Roberts, Rica Fukami, Sally Koshinaka, Megumi Tano, Bin Shimada, David Shufele, Yumiko Akaike)
A look at the final days of Japanese teenager Megumi Yokota who was kidnapped by the North Korean government in 1977.
Three Miles North Of Molkom (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Robert Cannan, Corinna Villari-McFarlane), Official Site, Trailer
Spiritual fulfilment meets simple-minded satisfaction in a clash of ideologies.
Tokyo: Wings Of Defeat (Country: Japan; Year: 2007; Director: Risa Morimoto; Stars: Takehiko Ena, Shigeyoshi Hamazono, Kazuo Nakajima)
Documentary about surviving kamikaze pilots.
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