Sheffield DocFest 2019

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The Masses The Masses
The Masses and The Circle
And It Was The Same With My Son (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Noémi Varga; Stars: Aayana Arora, Priyanka Arya, Sarah Beckett, Maryam Benyahia, Nicola Benyahia, Lucia Blasco, Ancuta Breaban, Matthew Broome, Amanda Brown, Stephanie Ella Brown, Elizabeth Chadwick, Maria Cole, Casey James Croft, Nicky Shane Croft, Hollie Dee)
A mother who lost her child to radicalisation shares her story.
World premiere
The Circle (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Lanre Malaolu)
Two brothers have their experiences of growing up in London, racism and family dynamics embodied in dance.
World premiere
Disconnected (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Alice Aedy)
Anonymous voicemails left for the minister of loneliness.
World premiere
Fast Talk (Year: 2019; Director: Jobie Nam)
A look at the craze of competitive fast talking that became popular in the late eighties.
World premiere
The Masses (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Toni Nagy; Writer: Toni Nagy; Stars: Bridget Barkan, Seth Chatfield, Toni Nagy, Natalya Sysyn, Bridget Barkan, Seth Chatfield, Toni Nagy, Natalya Sysyn)
Consideration of three neighbours' devotion to their respective religions: Islam, Christianity and football.
World premiere
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