Sheffield DocFest 2009

A selection of feature length documentaries from across the continent.

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Arsy-Versy (Country: Slovakia; Year: 2009; Director: Miro Remo)
A meeting with an individual who dreams of flying away from a troubled world.
Blood In The Mobile (Country: Denmark; Year: 2009; Director: Frank Piasecki Poulsen)
A documentary looking at the way in which the demand for mobile phones is fuelling the Congolese civil war and sending young children down dangerous mines.
Dealing With Time (Country: France; Year: 2009; Director: Xavier Marquis)
The social consequences of our obsession with doing things quickly.
Disco & Atomic War (Country: Estonia, Finland; Year: 2009; Director: Jaak Kilmi)
A look at how American music on Finnish radio affected Estonia during the Cold War.
Elli - The Cross Art Documentary (Country: Finland; Year: 2009; Director: Antti Haase)
A woman communicates the claustrophobia and pain she experiences as a result of her paralysis, whose cause is still unknown.
Home From Home (Endstation der Sehnsüchte) (Country: Germany; Year: 2009; Director: Sung-Hyung Cho)
Three women in search of a home return to South Korea - after a 30-year absence.
Horses (Country: Ireland, UK; Year: 2009; Director: Liz Mermin)
A chance to meet the equine stars of one of Ireland's most important and celebrated sports.
The Living Room Of The Nation (Country: Finland; Year: 2009; Director: Jukka Kärkkäinen)
A look at many of the small, odd, unlikely things which ordinary people have in common.
Petition (Country: France, China; Year: 2009; Director: Zhao Liang)
A look at the community of people living around Beijing South Railway who have travelled from all across China to bring legal appeals turned down by local authorities.
The Thorn In The Heart (L'épine dans le coeur) (Country: France; Year: 2009; Director: Michel Gondry; Writer: Michel Gondry; Stars: Suzette Gondry, Jean-Yves Gondry, Sasha Allard, Remi Andre, Lucas Andreo, Laura Arjailles, Sophie Balderelli, Viviane Bastide, Henri Bec, Gabrielle Bell, Denis Bertaux, Denis Bertavy, Berthezene Denise, Francis Bertot, Gerard Bertrand)
Documentary tribute to the director's great aunt.
Time Within Time (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2009; Director: Menno Otten)
A look at the small moments of peace and stillness to be found within busy modern lives.
La Vida Loca (Country: France, Spain, Mexico; Year: 2009; Director: Christian Poveda)
A documentary about violent Central American gangs made by a man who was subsequently murdered.
Videocracy (Country: Sweden, Denmark; Year: 2009; Director: Erik Gandini)
A dark documentary perspective on Silvio Berlusconi's Italy.
Videomappings: Aida, Palestine (Country: France; Year: 2009; Director: Till Roeskens)
A portrait of life in Palestine's Aida refugee camp.
Yodok Stories (Country: Norway, Poland; Year: 2008; Director: Andrzej Fidyk; Writer: Andrzej Fidyk, Torstein Grude; Stars: Jung Sung San)
Chronicles a group of North Korean concentration camp escapees and their contributions to a powerful musical based on their experiences.

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