Sheffield DocFest's theme this year is Reflections on Reality. It will feature 48 World Premieres, 14 International Premieres, 17 European Premieres, and 29 UK Premieres and run from June 12 to 17

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The Flats
The Flats
Joe and his Belfast neighbors reenact childhood memories from the violent Troubles era in their Catholic district, exploring the collective experiences that shaped their lives and community.
Strike: An Uncivil War
Strike: An Uncivil War
The Battle of Orgreave, recounted by those who lived through it, is contextualised through the history of the British mining union and a government that was hell-bent on breaking it.
The Boy And The Suit Of Lights
The Boy And The Suit Of Lights
Portrait of a young boy who dreams of becoming a bullfighter.
Devo
Devo
Born in response to the Kent State massacre, new wave band Devo took their concept of "de-evolution" from cult following to near–rock star status with groundbreaking 1980 hit Whip It while preaching an urgent social commentary.
My Sweet Land
My Sweet Land
For 11-year-old Vrej, life in his homeland Artsakh is like a paradise, but when war starts again, can he carry a nation’s hopes on his young shoulders?
Made In Ethiopia
Made In Ethiopia
An exploration of the rapid industrialisation in modern-day Ethiopia and China's economic gamble in Africa, seen through the experiences of three women.
The Contestant
The Contestant
The story of a Japanese reality TV star left naked in a room for more than a year, tasked with filling out magazine sweepstakes to earn food and clothing.
Eternal You
Eternal You
Startups are using AI to create avatars that allow relatives to talk with their loved ones after they have died. An exploration of a profound human desire and the consequences of turning the dream of immortality into a product.
The Mother Of All Lies
The Mother Of All Lies
The filmmaker doesn’t have any pictures of herself as a child. This is the starting point of a documentary investigation that unfolds the secrets of a Casablanca family.
Nocturne For A Forest
Nocturne For A Forest
The souls of women forbidden from entering a monastery debate the destiny of a painting inside it.
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Measuring happiness
Arun Bhattarai and Dorottya Zurbó on their latest documentary collaboration
Child's-eye view of a warzone
Sareen Hairabedian on shooting her coming-of-age documentary My Sweet Land in the shadow of conflict
Teen spirit
Inma de Reyes on capturing a youngster's bullfighting ambition in The Boy And The Suit Of Lights
Ghosts in the machine
Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck on exploring AI 'life after death' in Eternal You

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