Sheffield DocFest 2020

The festival is running a June and autumn schedule, indicated in italics below.

View other Sheffield DocFest Films by strand: Exchange, Ghosts And Apparitions, Into The World, Retrospective: Reimagining the Land, Rhyme & Rhythm

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Antonio & Piti (Antonio And Piti) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2019; Director: Vincent Carelli, Wewito Piyãko)
Piti, a white Brazilian woman, is married to Antonio, a man from the Ashaninka indigenous community. It was a revolutionary decision back in the 70s - now, as their son runs for a mayorship, they recall their story.
Screening in autumn 2020
The Art Of Living In Danger (Country: Germany, Iran; Year: 2020; Director: Mina Keshavarz)
It all begins in the past: with Mina Keshavarz’s grandmother, who was a victim of domestic violence. In Mina’s present, a group of Iranian feminists has founded a campaign called "Stop Domestic Violence Against Women" - she documents their story.
Screening in autumn 2020
Bakoroman (Country: Burkina Faso; Year: 2012; Director: Simplice Ganou)
Tracks five young Bakoroman on the road from their village to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso's capital city, in pursuit of a better life.
Screening in June
Blow It To Bits (On va tout péter) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Lech Kowalski)
Documentary, set in a factory. A musical with lyrics written by workers who have had enough.
Screening in June
Camagroga (Country: Spain; Year: 2019; Director: Alfonso Amador; Writer: Alfonso Amador, Sergi Dies)
A portrait of the unique agricultural centre la Huerta de Valencia, where tiger nuts are grown and turned into the regional drink horchata.
Screening in autumn 2020
Constructions (Konstrukcijas) (Year: 2019; Director: Ilona Bruvere)
The story of the house of the famous Latvian translator and poet Uldis Berzins, his everyday life and his rebel son, together with translations, poems and his best friend, a KGB agent.
Screening in autumn 2020
Corporate Accountability (Responsabilidad Empresarial) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2020; Director: Jonathan Perel)
During the Argentinian dictatorship, local and international companies had an active role in preparing lists of workers to be abducted, supplying information for the military forces. Perel reveals the truth as he visits the companies today.
Screening in June
The Filmmaker’s House (Year: 2020; Director: Marc Isaacs)
When the Filmmaker is told his next film must be about crime, sex or celebrity to get funded, he takes matters into his own hands and begins shooting in his home with a cast of characters connected to his own life.
Screening in autumn 2020
The Koro Of Bakoro: The Survivors Of Faso (Country: Burkina Faso, France; Year: 2017; Director: Simplice Ganou; Writer: Simplice Ganou)
The director returns to film one of the men he captured on camera before as children - now 29, to see the challenges he faces.
Screening in June
Our Land, Our Altar (A Nossa Terra, o Nosso Altar) (Country: Portugal; Year: 2020; Director: André Guiomar)
The story of the Aleixo neighbourhood, inhabited by low income families and on the brink of being torn down.
Screening in autumn 2020
Welcome To Chechnya (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: David France)
This searing investigative work shadows a group of activists risking unimaginable peril to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ pogrom raging in the repressive and closed Russian republic.
Screening in June
We’re Still Here (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Melissa Herman)
London's housing is under attack. We're Still Here was filmed over four years as developers - hand in glove with councils and housing associations - knock down estates to build housing that ordinary people can't afford.
Screening in June
We Have Boots (Country: US, Hong Kong; Year: 2020; Director: Evans Chan)
Consideration of the Umbrella Movement of 2014, also known as the Occupy Movement.
Screening in June
Where’s Edson? (Cadê Edson) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2019; Director: Dácia Ibiapina da Silva)
Documentary about The Homeless Workers Occupation movement in Brasilia.
Screening in autumn 2020
Your Mother's Comfort (Aconchego da tua Mãe) (Country: US, Brazil; Year: 2020; Director: Adam Golub)
With the impending election of an extreme-right wing president in Brazil, trans activist and politician Indianara Siqueira fights to defend the LGBT homeless shelter she founded called CasaNem.
Screening in June

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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