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.
Run time all day
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.
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.