Sheffield DocFest 2015

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Dreamcatcher (Country: UK, US; Year: 2015; Director: Kim Longinotto; Writer: Kim Longinotto)
Documentary, showing how a former teenage prostitute is helping other women to find a better life.
India's Daughter (Country: UK, India; Year: 2014; Director: Leslee Udwin; Writer: Leslee Udwin; Stars: Jyoti's Mother Asha Devi, Badri Singh, Mukesh Singh)
Story of the brutal gang rape and murder of Jyoti Singh in Delhi.
Jungle Sisters (Country: UK, India; Year: 2014; Director: Chloe Ruthven; Writer: Chloe Ruthven)
Story of rural migrant workers in India.
Leaving Africa (Leaving Africa: A Story About Friendship and Empowerment) (Country: Finland, Uganda; Year: 2015; Director: Iiris Härmä; Writer: Iiris Härmä)
Two women who have been running a sexual health education programme in Uganda find their work under threat just weeks before one of them is set to retire.
Mother Of The Unborn (Um Ghayeb: Mother of the Unborn) (Country: Egypt, United Arab Emirates; Year: 2014; Director: Nadine Salib; Writer: Maartje Alders, Nadine Salib)
An Egyptian woman's attempts to fall pregnant.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

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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