Sheffield DocFest 2015

Films that are the product of a world in crisis.

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Maidan Maidan
Maidan and The Yes Men Are Revolting
All things Ablaze (Country: Ukraine; Year: 2014; Director: Oleksandr Techynskyi, Aleksey Solodunov, Dmitry Stoykov), Official Site
First-person perspective of the uprising in Ukraine.
Chameleon (Country: US, Canada, Georgia; Year: 2015; Director: Ryan Mullins; Writer: Ryan Mullins)
A look at the life and work of Anas Aremeyaw, an investigative journalist who worked in Ghana.
Deep Web (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Alex Winter; Writer: Alex Winter; Stars: Cindy Cohn, Joshua L. Dratel, Andy Greenberg, Keanu Reeves, Todd Shipley, Christopher Soghoian, Kirk Ulbricht, Lyn Ulbricht, Ross Ulbricht, Cody Wilson), Official Site
The inside story of the arrest of Ross William Ulbricht, the convicted 30-year-old entrepreneur accused to be 'Dread Pirate Roberts,' creator and operator of online black market Silk Road.
Democrats (Country: Denmark; Year: 2014; Director: Camilla Nielsson)
Documentary tracks power brokers in Zimbabwe who are trying to compose a new constitution.
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.
Drone Drone
Drone and Democrats
Falciani’s Tax Bomb: The Man Behind the Swiss Leaks (Country: Spain, Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Ben Lewis ), Official Site
The story of enigmatic whistle-blower Hervé Falciani, who stole highly sensitive client data from HSBC leading to the biggest banking scandal in history.
Generation Right (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Michelle Coomber; Writer: Michelle Coomber), Official Site
An in-depth look at Margaret Thatcher - the politician and the person.
Incorruptible (Country: US, Senegal; Year: 2015; Director: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi)
The uprising in Senegal after President Abdoulaye Wade changed to constitution to allow himself a third term in office.
Maidan (Country: Ukraine, Netherlands; Year: 2014; Director: Sergei Loznitsa)
A documentary about the unrest in Ukraine in 2013 and 2014.
Those Who Said No (Country: Japan, Netherlands, Sweden, Iran; Year: 2014; Director: Nima Sarvestani; Writer: Nima Sarvestani)
The Hague's Court Of Justice probe into Iranian mass executions in the 1980s.
The Yes Men Are Revolting (Country: US; Year: 2014; Director: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno; Stars: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno), Official Site, Trailer
The political pranks by the Yes Men - and the toll it has taken on their relationship.
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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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