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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.

Last Men in Aleppo (2017)

Feras Fayyad Denmark, Germany 104min. VOSCat, VOSEng
After 5 years of war in Syria, the last citizens of Aleppo prepare for the army’s siege. The daily and heroic struggle of volunteers from the NGO Syrian Civil Defence, known as White Helmets, shows the indescribable tragedy Syrian people are going through.

Deux Cancres (Pair of Dunces) (2016)

Ludovic Vieuille France 59min. VOSCat, VOSEng
A father films his son’s daily struggle with homework. The ghost of school dropout oppresses the creative passion of a restless, imaginative boy. The endearing relationship between father and son, a real rollercoaster of emotions, reveals with a sense of humour the contradictions in the French education system.

In Loco Parentis (2016)

Neasa Ní Chianáin, David Rane Ireland, Spain 99min. VOSEsp
Latin, Maths, and rock & roll. We discover the magical world of Headfort, the only boarding school in Ireland for children aged 7 to 12. A fantasy adventure led by two eccentric teachers who have been transforming their students’ lives for 50 years.

Grab and Run (2017)

Roser Corella Spain, Germany 85min. VOSEsp, VOSEng
In Kirgizstan, the tradition of kidnapping women and forcing them into marriage is threatened by the new generations, who report an abuse of human rights. In most cases, the kidnappers defend themselves by alluding to cultural motives. A shocking film about an incomprehensible reality.

Angry Inuk (2016)

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril Canada 85min. VOSCat, VOSEng
Seals are a symbol of the environmentalist struggle and they are also the main food for the Inuit, the indigenous people living in the Arctic tundra. Inuit filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril gives voice to her people so that they can defend themselves against the cultural prejudices surrounding their lifestyle.

Born in Deir Yassin (2017)

Neta Shoshani Israel, France 63min. VOSCat, VOSEng
The traumatic story of Deir Yassin, the Arab city conquered during a military massacre in 1948 and which led to the war between Israelis and Palestinians. The photos that are preserved are classified material. Currently, Deir Yassin is a psychiatric hospital owned by the Israeli government.

21 x New York (2016)

Piotr Stasik Poland 71min. VOSCat, VOSEng
A dreamlike journey through the New York metro which captures the 21st century’s emotional spirit. We discover an extravagant mosaic of 21 characters in the New York underground and we emerge with them to the surface to learn about the dreams and failures that mark their lives.