Sheffield DocFest 2008

Documentaries that have garnered the label "controversial".

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24 City 24 City
24 City and Peace With Seals
24 City (Er Si Si Cheng Ji, Er shi si cheng ji (24 city)) (Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan; Year: 2008; Director: Jia Zhang-Ke; Writer: Jia Zhang-Ke, Zhai Yongming; Stars: Jianbin Chen, Joan Chen, Liping Lu, Zhao Tao)
Blend of fiction and documentary looks at a Chinese munitions plant scheduled for conversion into luxury apartments.
Cyanosis (Sianoze) (Country: Iran, US; Year: 2008; Director: Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami), Official Site
Portrait of a Tehran street artist.
Everything Is Relative (Alt Er Relativt) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2008; Director: Mikala Krogh), Official Site
Everything is Relative is a kaleidoscope journey through human emotions, showing that our reactions are relative to the conditions guiding our lives.
Lee Kern's Jackanories (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Lee Kern)
An exploration into mind of a schizophrenic.
Patrasche A Dog Of Flanders - Made In Japan (Country: Belgium; Year: 2008; Director: Didier Volckaert, An van Dienderen), Official Site
Exploration of a 19th Century kids' book that went on to become an influential cult classic.
Peace With Seals (Mir S Tulein) (Country: Czech Republic; Year: 2007; Director: Miloslav Novák), Official Site
An investigation into declining seal populations in the Med.
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