Sheffield DocFest 2008

The organisers write - "The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has been on the forefront of documentary, bringing documentary back to the cinema and championing its evolution. With the cooperation of TIFF's doc programmer, Thom Powers, there was no better time than now to showcase a collection of TIFF's best work at Doc/Fest."

View other Sheffield DocFest Films by strand: Anti Docs, Arts Docs, Bent Docs, Green Docs, Kinky Docs, MeetMarket Pitched, Miscellaneous, Music Docs, Nick Broomfield Retrospective, Ogawa Retrospective, Regime Change, Scottish Docs, Sports Docs, Student Docs, Youth Jury Doc

Of Time And The City Of Time And The City
Of Time And The City and At The Edge Of The World
At The Edge Of The World (Country: Antarctica, Australia; Year: 2008; Director: Dan Stone, Patrick Gambuti, Jr), Official Site
One man's war against a Japanese whaling fleet.
The Biggest Chinese Restaurant In The World (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Weijun Chen)
Director, Weijin Chen, gets behind the scenes to garner the dreams and hopes of success from patrons and staff to expose the West Lake’s recipe for success. Like China they must balance a need for tradition and nationalism with ambition, profit and pride. Like a good meal this peek into the microcosm of China’s rebirth will leave you wanting more.
Blood Trail (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Richard Parry)
Insight into the life of war photographer Robert King, as he is traced through three different conflicts.
Examined Life (Country: Canada; Year: 2008; Director: Astra Taylor; Writer: Astra Taylor; Stars: K. Anthony Appiah, Judith Butler, Michael Hardt, Martha Nussbaum, Avital Ronell, Peter Singer, Sunaura Taylor, Cornel West, Slavoj Zizek)
Taking philosophical ideas on to the streets to see how they resonate in practice.
Of Time And The City (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Terence Davies; Writer: Terence Davies), Official Site
A portrait of 20th Century Liverpool.
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A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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