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Venice Laureate Laura Poitras Guest of Honor at IDFA Amsterdam Documentary Festival

Laura Poitras , Oscar-winning director Fourth Citizen , its latest document, Beauty and Bleeding, won 2022 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion, will be this year’s

International Amsterdam Documentary Festival (IDFA).

IDFA will host a retrospective of Poitras’ work, screening all 7 documentaries she directed, from her 2003 Premiere Flag Wars , a real film about the gentrification of the working class African American community dominated by wealthy gay men, to Beauty and Bleeding ), which follows the career of photographer and artist Nan Goldin and her campaign to hold Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family accountable for the opioid addiction crisis. Poitras is probably best known for her performances for Edward Snowden (Oscar winning Citizenfour) and Julian Assange risks of).

Poitras will also curate a top 20 The film shows that shaped her work and worldview, including Steve McQueen Hunger (2010) and This is not a movie
Groundbreaking documentaries by Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb including Frederick Wiseman’s Titicut Follies (35) and Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah (1982).

IDFA will be meeting with Poitras and IDFA’s Art Director Orwa Nyrabia at
The historic Pathé Tuschinski cinema in Amsterdam.

On Tuesday, IFDA also announced two key projects it planned for : Around masculinity, aims to reassess the The burden of dreams (1967) About Fitzcarraldo , and Maysles Brothers’ Meet Marlon Brand (1966); and Playing Reality, which will look at performances and reenactments in the documentary and screen Clio Bernard’s The Arbor (2010) Famous playwrights Andrea Dunbar and Werner Herzog Little Dee Special need to fly (2003).

This 35 1st Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival will be held on November 9-10.



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