Sheffield DocFest will run both a physical and online edition from June 4 to 13. It will open with Summer Of Soul (...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) and close with The Story of Looking. This year's festival will feature 55 world premieres and its retrospective is Films Belong To Those Who Need Them - Fragments From The History Of Black British Cinema.

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Sing, Freetown
Sing, Freetown
Accomplished reporter Sorious Samura collaborates with an old friend on a play intended to celebrate Sierra Leone... and gets more than he bargained for along the way.
The Return: Life After ISIS
The Return: Life After ISIS
A documentary about women who left their countries to join ISIS and their fight for repatriation.
Charm Circle
Charm Circle
After uncovering a treasure trove of home videos documenting the moments of love, laughter, and musical expression that punctuated an otherwise tumultuous upbringing, filmmaker Nira Burstein returns to her childhood home – now crumbling from the inside out – to explore whether she and her two sisters can reconnect with her parents.
Rancho
Rancho
Prison portrait of a maximum-security jail in Argentina.
All Light, Everywhere
All Light, Everywhere
An exploration of the shared histories of cameras, weapons, policing and justice. As surveillance technologies become a fixture in everyday life, the film interrogates the complexity of an objective point of view, probing the biases inherent in both human perception and the lens.
Lift Like A Girl
Lift Like A Girl
In a dilapidated corner of Alexandria, an exceptional community of young female weightlifters is trained by the grumpy yet charismatic Captain Ramadan.
From The Wild Sea
From The Wild Sea
The director considers the critical relationship between humans and wild animals and the consequences of climate change.
My Name Is Pauli Murray
My Name Is Pauli Murray
Profile of the legal trailblazer.
Summer Of Soul (...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Summer Of Soul (...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
During the same summer as Woodstock, over 300,000 people attended the Harlem Cultural Festival, celebrating African American music and culture, and promoting Black pride and unity. The footage from the festival sat in a basement, unseen for over 50 years, keeping this incredible event in America’s history lost – until now.
Gunda
Gunda
Pigs, cows and chickens. Intimate portraits of living beings who wind up dead on a plate every day.
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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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