Sheffield DocFest 2009

A miscellaneous assortment of great new feature length documentaries from the UK.

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Erasing David Erasing David
Erasing David and The Execution Of Gary Glitter?
1 Day (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Penny Woolcock; Writer: Penny Woolcock; Stars: Chris Wilson, Dylan Duffus), Trailer
A day in the life of an inner city hustler in Birmingham.
Addicted In Afghanistan (Country: UK, Afghanistan, Netherlands; Year: 2009; Director: Jawed Taiman, Sharon Ward)
The true story of two teenage heroin addicts living in Kabul.
Areno: Eno (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Nicola Roberts; Stars: Brian Eno)
A revealing portrait of Brian Eno framed through a series of esoteric conversations.
Attack Of The 50ft Reels (Year: 2009)
A series of unedited Super8 reels created by Sheffield DocFest et al as part of an art experiment.
Bob (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Rosie Potter; Stars: Bob)
An elderly yet still politically active Communist who also happens to be a nudist and loves his garden talks about his life and his relationship with his neighbours.
Waiting For Women Waiting For Women
Waiting For Women and Rough Aunties
Centenary - The BP Story (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Nigel William)
A documentary exploring the troubled history of this successful company, which turned 100 in 2009, through the insights of its workers.
Coal And Steel - Images Of Industry (Country: UK; Year: 2009)
A collection of images brought together as part of the BFI's This Working Life project.
Cultural Revolution II (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Tian Ai Zhang)
A documentary looking at what it means to be a capitalist in modern China and how Capitalism has created new heroes.
Erasing David (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: David Bond, Ashley Jones, Melinda McDougall)
A man is pursued by private investigators in an attempt to prove that privacy has been completely lost in modern surveillance society.
The Execution Of Gary Glitter? (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Rob Coldstream; Stars: Terence Harvey, Hilton McRae, Malcolm Rennie, Gary Bushell, Ann Widdecombe)
A docudrama set in a parallel world explores issues surrounding the death penalty.
Moving To Mars: A Million Miles From Burma Moving To Mars: A Million Miles From Burma
Moving To Mars: A Million Miles From Burma and Sergio
The Fall Of A Shah (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Maziar Bahari)
The history of Iran's last Shah as explored by a filmmaker since imprisoned by the subsequent regime.
Far From Gone (Country: UK, Zambia; Year: 2009; Director: Barney Broomfield)
Stephen and Boniface, recently escaped from the Congolese war, talk about their experiences there and in the refugee camp where they have lived since.
The Ferryman (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Alexandra Mattholie)
The man who has inherited the running of the Devon river ferry after countless generations talks about his calling.
The Force (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Patrick Forbes)
A real life CSI story as the Metropolitan Police forensics squad hurry to solve a murder.
The Great Flood (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Marcelo DeOliveira)
Documentary.
Men Of The City (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Marc Isaacs)
A look at what the current financial crisis has done to the individuals who work in the City of London.
Moving To Mars: A Million Miles From Burma (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Mat Whitecross), Official Site
A look at the experiences of two Karen refugee families who have lived for 20 years in a Thai camp and are about to move to Sheffield.
Playmakers (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Ivo Gormley)
A documentary about play as a reclaimed public activity, looking at the ways in which technology has contributed to an outbreak of popular new games.
Rough Aunties (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Kim Longinotto), Official Site
A documentary looking at a women's organisation dedicated to rescuing abused children.
Sergio (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Greg Barker)
Documentary examining the role of the United Nations and the international community through the life and experiences of Sergio Vieira de Mello, the UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights, including interviews with those who knew and worked with him over the course of his extraordinary career.
Serial Bride (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Brian Hill)
The story of a former porn star who has married five times without telling her later husbands that she hadn't divorced the previous ones.
Shed Your Tears and Walk Away (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Jez Lewis)
Documentarian lifts the lid on life in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, the idyllic setting of which belies the underlying substance abuse issues of many of its residents.
Waiting For Women (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Estephan Wagner; Writer: Estephan Wagner)
In a small Spanish village where there are no women left, the lonely male residents throw a party.
Women - Activists (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Vanessa Engle)
The story of a feminist activist group in London.
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