IDFA: de Groene Amsterdammerdag


IDFA: de Groene Amsterdammerdag



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IDFA: de Groene Amsterdammerdag

The must-sees of IDFA 2022 selected by the editors of our media partner De Groene Amsterdammer. A day filled with unique and urgent documentaries on themes including politics, society, history, and culture.

Festival IDFA

Run time all day
Genre film

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

Laura Poitras, United States, 2022, 122 min

Nan Goldin earned fame for her intimate and often intense photos of subcultures she was part of. Now she's fighting the Sackler family, whose wealth comes from
selling the addictive painkiller OxyContin. A moving, visual story about love and pain.


Eva Weber, United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, 2022, 97 min

Thanks to her unique palette of knowledge and experience, Angela Merkel served as the forceful and influential chancellor of Germany for 16 years. Merkel looks back on her childhood and career with vivid archive footage and a range of interviews.

The Super 8 Years

Annie Ernaux, David Ernaux-Briot. France, 2022, 60 min

Writer Annie Ernaux looks back at her and her family’s home movies, shot with a Super 8 camera in the 1970s and 1980s. What do the films have to say about who they were then, and about the times in which they were living?

The New Greatness Case

Anna Shishova- Bogoliubova, Finland, Norway, Croatia, 2022, 93 min

An unembellished analysis of the political trial of Anya, a Russian teenager arrested with nine others in 2018, for allegedly forming an extremist group planning to
overthrow the government.

White Balls on Walls

Sarah Vos, Netherlands, 2022, 90 min

Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art wants to become more diverse and inclusive. But how to go about that? An honest look behind the scenes into the
sometimes-fraught process taking place in many public institutions.

Free Money

Lauren DeFilippo, Sam Soko, United States, Kenya, 2022, 77 min

The fast-growing nonprofit organization GiveDirectly distributes a universal basic income to poor villages. Its implementation in Kogutu, Kenya, reveals the gap
between ideology and reality.


IDFA stands for the power of creative documentary. Documentaries that can connect, inspire and excite. Documentaries that expand the view of ourselves, the environment and the world around us. During this edition of the festival, ITA hosts daily screenings of documentaries and special performances.

See the entire IDFA-programme