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Sydney Film Festival’s epic documentary line-up has it all – from jaw-dropping exposés to edge-of-your-seat thrillers. Tales of risk takers, music makers, freedom fighters and more. 
 
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A refuge for African travellers about to embark on a perilous desert crossing is the melancholic setting for Malian filmmaker Ousmane Zoromé Samassékou’s prize-winning documentary.
 
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THE STORY OF FILM: A NEW GENERATION 
 
UK Director Mark Cousins (The Story of Film: An Odyssey) continues his influential voyage through the splendour of cinema, with his Cannes-selected exploration into the state of moviemaking in the last decade.
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THE RUMBA KINGS
 
The stirring history of the Congolese rumba, a fusion of African rhythms and Afro-Cuban music that created an electrifying beat and inspired a nation to independence.
 
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THE FIRST 54 YEARS – AN ABBREVIATED MANUAL FOR MILITARY OCCUPATION
 
A step-by-step guide to colonial occupation from director Avi Mograbi, using Israel’s 54-year occupation of the Palestinian territories as a case study.
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CITY HALL
 
With this epic masterpiece, Frederick Wiseman, 91, renowned documentarian and multiple award winner (including Carrosse d’Or, Cannes 2021), continues his lifelong project to document American institutions.
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PRESIDENT
 
Camilla Nielsson (Democrats SFF 2015) examines the battle to establish Zimbabwe’s first democratic constitution. Totally engrossing and globally pertinent.

 
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MARINER OF THE MOUNTAINS
 
Brazilian director Karim Aïnouz (The Invisible Life of Euridíce Gusmão, SFF 2019) traces his Algerian family’s recent past in this evocative documentary. Cannes 2021.
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ANONYMOUS CLUB
 
The antithesis of a rock biography, a raw, intimate picture of enigmatic singer-songwriter-guitarist Courtney Barnett, directed by music video collaborator Danny Cohen, with a score by Barnett and Stella Mozgawa.
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THE SEEDS OF VANDANA SHIVA
 
From the Himalayan forests to the Sydney Peace Prize: how environmental activist, author and Indian scientist Dr Vandana Shiva became the rock star of the organic food movement.
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LE TEMPS PERDU
 
An award-winning documentary following a charming group of literature aficionados who have been meeting in the same Buenos Aires café for 20+ years to read Proust’s classic work.
 
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