Sheffield DocFest 2019

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Once Upon A Time In Iraq Once Upon A Time In Iraq
Once Upon A Time In Iraq and The Mortician Of Manila
Jade (Year: 2019; Director: Rob Coldstream)
Consideration of reality star Jade Goody and the class politics that surrounded her.
World premiere
The Mortician Of Manila (Year: 2019; Director: Leah Borromeo)
Life in a 24-hour funeral parlour in Manila.
World premiere
Once Upon A Time In Iraq (Country: Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, US; Year: 2019; Director: James Bluemel)
How much can the rise of Isis and Europe’s migration crisis be attributed to Britain and America’s decision to invade Iraq in 2003 and overthrow Saddam Hussein?
World premiere
Out In The Cold (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Alison Millar)
The story of a young mother, Ashley Ard, who faces up to 99 years in prison, and her family, who are left seeking the truth. A single preview episode.
Radical Broadcasts (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Mike Dibb)
A specially commissioned programme for Sheffield Doc/Fest. It celebrates the work of television director Mike Dibb.
Out In The Cold Out In The Cold
Out In The Cold and The Unwanted: The Secret Windrush Files
The Unwanted: The Secret Windrush Files (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Tim Kirby, James Ross)
Documentary looking at some of those affected by the Windrush scandal.
World premiere
Watergate (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Charles Ferguson)
Re-examination of the scandal that brought down the Nixon White House.
UK premiere
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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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