A variety of intriguing documentaries from around the world, selected with the assistance of the Sheffield Doc/Fest team.
Mrs Carey's Concert and Mama Africa
The Ballad Of Genesis And Lady Jaye
(Country: US, Germany, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, France; Year: 2011; Director: Marie Losier; Stars: Lady Jaye Breyer P'Orridge, Genesis P-Orridge), Official Site
Documentary depicting the love story between Genesis P-Orridge and Lady Jaye.
(Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Alma Har'el)
Experimental documentary about residents who live on the shores of the Salton Sea.
Countdown To Zero
(Country: US; Year: 2010; Director: Lucy Walker; Stars: Graham Allison, James Baker III, Bruce Blair, Tony Blair, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Matthew Bunn, Richard Burt, Jimmy Carter, Mike Chinoy, Joseph Cirincione, Richard Cizik, Thomas D'Agostino, F.W. de Klerk, Pascal Fias, Alexander Glaser), Official Site
A history of the atomic bomb and the current nuclear arms race.
(Country: Portugal; Year: 2011; Director: Jarred Alterman)
A dreamlike documentary about an unusual family of artists who live in an old monastery.
Life In Movement and Jane's Journey
(Country: Germany; Year: 2010; Director: Lorenz Knauer; Writer: Lorenz Knauer; Stars: Jane Goodall)
A documentary exploring the life of groundbreaking primatologist Jane Goodall.
Life In Movement
(Country: Australia; Year: 2011; Director: Bryan Mason, Sophie Hyde; Stars: Tanja Liedtke), Official Site
A look back at the career of a talented dancer and choreographer tragically killed at the age of just 29.
(Country: Finland, Germany; Year: 2011; Director: Mika Kaurismäki; Writer: Don Edkins, Mika Kaurismäki; Stars: Miriam Makeba)
A documentary portrait of the acclaimed performer and political campaigner.
Mrs Carey's Concert
(Country: Australia; Year: 2010; Director: Bob Connolly, Sophie Raymond; Stars: Karen Carey), Official Site
The determined Mrs Carey prepares her pupils to deliver the concert of a lifetime at the Sydney Opera House.
Off The Beaten Track and L.A. Raeven - Beyond the Image
(Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Kevin Jerome Everson)
A documentary observing the tedium of work for African Americans in dead end factory jobs.
Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure
(Country: Australia; Year: 2011; Director: Matthew Bate; Writer: Matthew Bate; Stars: Mike Mitchell, Daniel Clowes, Henry S. Rosenthal, Mitchell Deprey, Eddie Guerriero, Ivan Brunetti, Peter Haskett, Raymond Huffman), Official Site
Two men record their loudmouthed neighbours, share their foul ramblings, and accidentally make them into underground stars.
(Country: US; Year: 2011; Director: Morgan Neville; Stars: Carole King, Bonnie Raitt)
A documentary about the singer/songwriter boom in late Sixties Los Angeles.