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This section shows the best documentaries of the current international scene. The films in this section compite for DocsBarcelona TV3 Award to the Best Documentary and the New Talent Award to the best film of debuting directors.

Bobbi Jene (2017)

Elvira Lind Denmark, Sweden 94min. VOSCat
After 10 years enjoying success and fame in Israel, the prestigious dancer Bobbi Jene, makes the difficult decision to return to the United States and work independently. At the age of 30, and madly in love with a young Israeli dancer, she will have to face the consequences of leaving her stability and comfort zone and fight for her art, which will become more personal and ground-breaking than ever.

The Cleaners (2018)

Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck Germany, Brazil 88min. OSVCat; OSVEng
We enter the darkest corner of the Internet; digital cleaning For the first time, we discover the world of the so-called -content moderators-, those who work for large companies such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google reviewing every potentially offensive image or video that we upload on the web. Who controls what we publish, watch, and think?

Yo no me llamo Rubén Blades (2018)

Abner Benaim Panamá, Argentina, Colombia 85min. OSVCat; OSVEng
Doctor in Law from Harvard, Minister of Tourism, candidate for the presidential elections in his country, Panama, and an icon of Latin American music: Rubén Blades is a living legend who revolutionized Salsa through social content. Far from retiring, he reveals his ambitions, while reflecting on his own legacy.

Last Days in Shibati (2017)

Hendrick Dusollier France 58min. OSVCat; OSVEng
The child Zhou Hong and Mr. Xue Lian have to leave the last historical district left in the big city of Chongqing, which will be destroyed to build a new neighbourhood. Forced to abandon what has been their home until then, the narrow streets of the Shibati district are testimonies of the most traditional and historical China, which is about to disappear.

Namrud (Troublemaker) (2017)

Fernando Romero Forsthuber Austria 94min. VOSCaste, VOSEng
Jowan Safadi is a famous and controversial Palestinian-Israeli musician. His lyrics and songs are heavily critical of the situation in the territory. Investigated for -incitement to terrorism- and arrested on occasion, he must take care of his teenage son is forced to face parental responsibilities while continuing to fight for his ideals.

Silvana (2017)

Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring, Christina Tsiobanelis Sweden 91min. VOSCat, VOSEng
With her uncompromising lyrics against all forms of oppression, Silvana is a rapper who has conquered Scandinavia. Activist and icon of the queer community who defines herself as a lesbian, feminist and anti-racist, she has become the voice of a new generation. A journey from the first years of her career to becoming a true contemporary icon.

Dolphin Man (2017)

Lefteris Charitos Greece, Canada, France, Japan 80min. VOSCat, VOSEng
How deep can you go on a single breath? Immerse yourself in the extraordinary story of diver Jacques Mayol, the first to reach 100 metres below the sea without artificial breathing. An immersing story, a sensory and transformative underwater experience.

Petitet (2018)

Carles Bosch Spain 100min. VOSEng
Petitet is a Catalan gypsy pursuing a dream. Former musician and son of one of the ''palmeros'' (hand-clapping performers) of the mythical Peret, he suffers from a rare chronic disease that causes acute muscle weakness. In his fifties, he wants to fulfil the promise he made to his mother before she died: to take Catalan rumba to the stage of a great theatre. The dream begins to come true when a band of gypsy musicians (talented but undisciplined) gather together to try and play alongside a great symphony orchestra at the Gran Teatre del Liceu!

Wonderful Losers, A Different World (2017)

Arünas Matelis Lithuania, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, Spain, Latvia, United Kingdom 72min. VOSCat, VOSEng
Behind the elite teams of world cycling there are unknown fighters, true heroes of cycling who crash, get up, and go again. An odyssey that reveals an unusual look at the -wonderful losers-, those who sacrifice their professional careers for the glory of their teammates.