Sheffield DocFest 2008

The organisers write: "Doc/Fest is running a theme of Regime Change throughout the programme with a special collection of documentaries focussing on the effects of power shifts and struggles and how they impact on culture, politics and daily life. "

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The End Of America The End Of America
The End Of America and Shadow Of The Holy Book
Battle For Haditha (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Nick Broomfield; Writer: Nick Broomfield, Marc Hoeferlin, Anna Telford; Stars: Elliot Ruiz, Yasmine Hanani, Andrew McLaren, Eric Mehalacopoulos, Matthew Knoll, Thomas Hennessy, Vernon Gaines, Oliver Bytrus, Duraid A Ghaieb), Official Site
Docudrama investigating an Iraqi massacre allegedly carried out by US soldiers.
Bulletproof Salesman (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker)
A German salesman coolly travels through war-torn Iraq to trade in armoured vehicles.
The End Of America (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Annie Sundberg, Ricki Stern; Stars: Naomi Wolf), Official Site
Naomi Wolf explores political changes in the US.
The Fallen (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Morgan Matthews), Official Site
Taking us behind the statistics of the servicemen and women who have lost their lives in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Frontrunners (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Caroline Suh), Official Site
Student election documentary about competitive resume bolsterers.
Battle For Haditha Battle For Haditha
Battle For Haditha and Move On
Full Battle Rattle (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Tony Gerber , Jesse Moss), Official Site
A look behind a series of mock villages in the States, constructed to help soldiers train for service in Iraq.
Move On (Country: France, US; Year: 2008; Director: Alex Jordanov, Scott Stevenson)
A political organisation harnessing the power of unrepentent hippies and forgotten voters.
Recycle (E'adat Khalq) (Country: Jordan, Netherlands; Year: 2008; Director: Mahmoud Al Massad; Writer: Al Massad), Official Site
A Jordanian family man living in the hometown of Muslim leader Al-Zarqawi struggles to support his family and define his identity in a tense political climate.
Return Of The War Room (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker)
A look at America's presidential races, then and now.
Shadow Of The Holy Book (Pyhän Kirjan Varjo) (Country: Finland; Year: 2007; Director: Arto Halonen), Official Site
A look at life under Saparmurat Niyazov's regime in Turkmenistan, where he encourages worship of his book.
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