Sheffield DocFest 2009

Feature length documentaries from all around the world.

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Bastardy Bastardy
Bastardy and The September Issue
21 Below (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Samantha Buck)
A happily married woman tries to sort out the life of her 20 year old pregnant sister, one of whose existing children is dying and whose boyfriend is upsetting their mother.
American Radical: The Trials Of Norman Finkelstein (Country: Canada, US, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine; Year: 2009; Director: David Ridgen, Nicolas Rossier; Stars: Norman Finkelstein, Noam Chomsky, Alan M. Dershowitz, Richard Finkelstein, Raul Hilberg, Nidal Barham), Trailer
A look at the controversial American academic on tour, with commentary from leading debaters.
Antoine (Country: Canada; Year: 2008; Director: Laura Bari; Writer: Laura Bari; Stars: Antoine Houang)
Portrait of a five-year-old blind boy who uses a mini boom microphone to discover and capture the sounds around him, exploring his life and his imagination.
Bastardy (Country: Australia; Year: 2009; Director: Amiel Courtin-Wilson; Stars: Jack Charles), Official Site
The actor who founded Australia's first Aboriginal theatre company talks about his life, his heroin habit, and his criminal tendencies.
I’m Dangerous With Love (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Michel Negroponte)
The story of a musician who cured his multiple drug addictions using the African hallucinogen ibogaine, and wants to help others do the same but discovers it can be dangerous.
Once Upon A Time Proletarian Once Upon A Time Proletarian
Once Upon A Time Proletarian and Kings Of Pastry
The Inheritors (Los Herederos) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2008; Director: Eugenio Polgovsky)
Documentary observes how hard work defines the lives and existence of children and their families.
Kings Of Pastry (Country: USA, UK, Netherlands; Year: 2009; Director: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker), Official Site
An American pastry chef travels to France to enter the Olympics of cooking, in pursuit of a red, white and blue collar from the Meilleur Ouvrier de France.
October Country (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Michael Palmieri, Donal Mosher; Writer: Donal Mosher, Michael Palmieri), Official Site, Trailer
An ordinary American family struggles with poverty and the impact of war.
Once Upon A Time Proletarian (Women ceng jing de wuchanzhe, 12 Tales of a Country) (Country: China, UK, Germany; Year: 2009; Director: Xialou Guo, Pamela Casey)
An exploration of the social and political landscape of modern China.
Presumed Guilty (Country: Mexico; Year: 2009; Director: Roberto Hernández, Geoffrey Smith; Stars: Tonio Zuniga)
A documentary following a man accused of murder who must fight for his life against a corrupt justice system, effectively guilty until proven innocent.
Sacred Places (Country: Cameroon, France; Year: 2009; Director: Jean-Marie Teno)
Attendees at a secret film club in Burkina Faso, where banned films are shown, discuss the state of the film industry in Africa.
The September Issue (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: RJ Cutler), Official Site, Trailer
Fly-on-the-wall look inside Vogue.
Voices From El-Sayed (Country: Israel, Switzerland; Year: 2009; Director: Oded Adomi Leshem)
A look at how cochlear implants are being received in the world's largest deaf community, in El-Sayed, Palestine.

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