Sheffield DocFest's theme this year is Reflections on Reality. It will feature 48 World Premieres, 14 International Premieres, 17 European Premieres, and 29 UK Premieres and run from June 12 to 17

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My Sweet Land
My Sweet Land
For 11-year-old Vrej, life in his homeland Artsakh is like a paradise, but when war starts again, can he carry a nation’s hopes on his young shoulders?
Made In Ethiopia
Made In Ethiopia
An exploration of the rapid industrialisation in modern-day Ethiopia and China's economic gamble in Africa, seen through the experiences of three women.
The Contestant
The Contestant
The story of a Japanese reality TV star left naked in a room for more than a year, tasked with filling out magazine sweepstakes to earn food and clothing.
Eternal You
Eternal You
Startups are using AI to create avatars that allow relatives to talk with their loved ones after they have died. An exploration of a profound human desire and the consequences of turning the dream of immortality into a product.
The Mother Of All Lies
The Mother Of All Lies
The filmmaker doesn’t have any pictures of herself as a child. This is the starting point of a documentary investigation that unfolds the secrets of a Casablanca family.
Nocturne For A Forest
Nocturne For A Forest
The souls of women forbidden from entering a monastery debate the destiny of a painting inside it.

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Teen spirit
Inma de Reyes on capturing a youngster's bullfighting ambition in The Boy And The Suit Of Lights
Ghosts in the machine
Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck on exploring AI 'life after death' in Eternal You
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