13 Jul, 2021

DokuFest is pleased to announce the selection for its hailed View From The World section, comprising thirteen hand-picked festival favorites and award-winning films, including Sundance, Berlinale and IDFA winners, and promising an unforgettable journey to whoever surrenders to them.

Here you’ll find stories from post pandemic Wuhan in Shengze Zhu’s A River Runs, Turns, Erases, Replaces, an aging but still lucid Mikhael Gorbachev in Vitaly Mansky’s Gorbatchev.Heaven, equally lucid and often ironic Avi Mograbi as he continues his exploration of Israel’s occupation of Palestine in The First 54 Years – An Abbreviated Manual for A Military Occupation as well as several films set in Iraq, Syria and Iran, such as Sabaya, Radiograph of a Family, Children of the Enemy and Notturno, the latest films from great Gianfranco Rosi.

There are also films about unusual mayors and teachers, early female travelogues and Japanese women wolleyball team, about a leftist thinker and suffragist and about a famous actor and comedian in films titled; The Grocer’s Son, the Mayor, the Village and the World by Claire Simon, Mr. Bachmann and His Class by Maria Speth, Terra Femme by Courtney Stephens, The Witches of Orient by Julien Faraut, Her Socialist Smile by John Gianvito and Belushi by R.J. Cutler.

A treat for any cinephile!