Sheffield DocFest 2015

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The Archipelago (Country: UK, Faroe Islands; Year: 2015; Director: Benjamin Huguet; Writer: Benjamin Huguet)
Documentary about the Faroe islands.
The Chimpanzee Complex (Country: Netherlands, Switzerland; Year: 2014; Director: Marc Schmidt; Writer: Marc Schmidt, Marc Schmidt), Official Site
A facility for chimps that have been rescued and are now learning to live with their own species.
Containment (Country: US, Japan; Year: 2015; Director: Peter Galison, Robb Moss), Official Site
Documentary on the potential future problems from the world's nuclear waste.
Don't Breathe (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Nino Kirtadze; Writer: Nino Kirtadze; Stars: Levan Murtazashvili, Irma Inaridze, Sandro Murtazashvili, Ina Inaridze, Nana Inaridze, Dato Murtazashvili, Maïa Murtazashvili, Manana Mikadze, Tina Cholokashvili), Official Site
Study of the state of Georgian healthcare as seen through the eyes of a fortysomething awaiting diagnosis.
Drone (Country: Norway, US, Pakistan; Year: 2014; Director: Tonje Hessen Schei; Writer: Tonje Hessen Shei; Stars: Shahzad Akbar, Noor Behram, Brandon Bryant, Michael Haas, Clive Stafford Smith, Chris Woods)
Documentary about the CIA's covert drone war in Pakistan.
The Visit The Visit
The Visit and Merchants Of Doubt
Good Girl (Country: Norway; Year: 2014; Director: Solveig Melkeraaen; Writer: Solveig Melkeraaen; Stars: Ravn Lanesskog, Solveig Melkeraaen)
A documentarian hit by depression turns her camera on herself.
Merchants Of Doubt (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Robert Kenner)
Documentary puts spin doctors in the spotlight.
My Beautiful Broken Brain (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Sophie Robinson, Lotje Sodderland; Writer: Sophie Robinson), Official Site
A study of aphasia.
Star Men (Country: Canada; Year: 2015; Director: Alison Rose )
Reunion of four astronomers who spent a year in California in the Sixties as part of the US space programme.
Sunu (Country: Mexico; Year: 2015; Director: Teresa Camou Guerrero; Writer: Teresa Garcia, Teresa Garcia)
Documentary about Mexican maize growers and the rise of genetically modified crops.
The Visit (The Visit: An Alien Encounter) (Country: Finland, Denmark; Year: 2015; Director: Michael Madsen; Writer: Michael Madsen)
“This film documents an event that has never taken place…” With unprecedented access to the United Nations' Office for Outer Space Affairs, leading space scientists and space agencies, The Visit explores humans' first encounter with alien intelligent life and thereby humanity itself. "Our scenario begins with the arrival. Your arrival."
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