This year, LGW is collaborating with IDFA, one of the world's leading documentary events. IDFA believes in the power of documentary film as a high-quality, artistic form of information and reflection.
We’re presenting a film program on Friday, Saturday & Sunday during LGW22. This program is screened at Slachtstraat Filmtheater (Zaal 2) that you can attend for free with a festival wristband.
13:00-14:20: Dreaming Walls: Inside the Chelsea Hotel
The legendary Chelsea Hotel in New York is being turned into a boutique hotel, and its permanent residents have been living in the mess for the last nine years. Dreaming Walls captures the last visible remnants of the hotel’s dark and glorious past. More info.
Belgium, France, Netherlands, Sweden, United States - 2022 - Amélie van Elmbt, Maya Duverdier - 80 min.
15:30-17:05: Cesária Évora
An affectionate portrait of this Cape Verdean singer with a deep, melancholic voice, using archived footage, live recordings, and interviews to capture the life of a woman who never betrayed her humble origins and always held on to her independence. More info.
Portugal - 2022 - Ana Sofia Fonseca - 95 min.
Dazzling self-portrait of a New York filmmaker who explores her Latin and African-American heritage in this revealing glimpse into her turbulent youth and family history. More info.
United States - 2021 - Rebeca Huntt - 80 min.
15:15-17:15: Bobi Wine: The People’s President
Running for president in Uganda can be deadly dangerous, even if you are a democratically elected member of parliament. Charismatic ghetto pop star Bobi Wine decides to chance it anyway, but meets daunting opposition. More info.
United Kingdom - 2022 - Christopher Sharp, Moses Bwayo - 120 min.
13:00-13:16: Achewiq, the Song of the Brave Women
The traditional improvisational song of the Northern Algerian Berbers is called achewiq. It is a vehicle for women to express their feelings and deal with disaster—such as the recent forest fires, which were unprecedented in their intensity. More info.
France - 2022 - Elina Kastler - 16 min.
13:16-14:10: A Sound of My Own
After the death of krautrock legend Christian Burchard, his band Embryo continues, led by his daughter Marja. Is it possible to build musical autonomy on top of such a rich heritage? More info.
Germany - 2021 - Rebecca Zehr - 53 min.
15:00-16:35: Cosmic Chant. Niño de Elche
Singer, performer and artist Niño de Elche is renowned for his groundbreaking vision of flamenco. Playfully provoking his audience, he invites them to consider a question: What can flamenco be? More info.
Spain - 2021 - Marc Sempere-Moya, Leire Apellaniz - 93 min.
IDFA takes place November 9–20 throughout Amsterdam and includes a.o. a special program with music films called IN TUNE. Ticket sales for IDFA have just started. For more info, visit idfa.nl.