TIFF DOCS 2012

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The Act of Killing (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers. (115 mins.)
 
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The Central Park Five (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime. (119 mins.)
 
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Fidaï (2012 Documentary)
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During the Algerian Revolution, my great-uncle El Hadi joined his sister in France and became an active member of a secret FLN armed group... (83 mins.)
Director: Damien Ounouri
 
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The Gatekeepers (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets. (101 mins.)
Director: Dror Moreh
 
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How to Make Money Selling Drugs (2012 Documentary)
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Ten easy steps show you how to make money from drugs, featuring a series of interviews with drug dealers, prison employees, and lobbyists arguing for tougher drug laws. (96 mins.)
Director: Matthew Cooke
 
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Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012 Documentary)
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Alex Gibney explores the charged issue of pedophilia in the Catholic Church, following a trail from the first known protest against clerical sexual abuse in the United States and all the way to the Vatican. (106 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
7.
More Than Honey (2012 Documentary)
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An in-depth look at honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia. (95 mins.)
Director: Markus Imhoof
 
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No Place on Earth (2012 Documentary)
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A cave exploration in Ukraine leads to the unearthing of a story of World War II survivors who once found shelter in the same cave. (83 mins.)
Director: Janet Tobias
 
9.
Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out (2012 Documentary)
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A follow-up to the documentary Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, focusing on the filmmaker's successful battle to avoid extradition into the U.S. in 2010. (88 mins.)
Director: Marina Zenovich
 
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The Secret Disco Revolution (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on the disco era featuring interview with its key musicians. (90 mins.)
Director: Jamie Kastner
 
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Storm Surfers 3D (2012 Documentary)
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A 3D adventure into the world of big wave surfing with Aussie tow-surfing legend Ross Clarke-Jones and two-time World Champion Tom Carroll. (95 mins.)
 
12.
A Hijacking (2012)
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The crew of a Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates who proceed to engage in escalating negotiations with authorities in Copenhagen. (103 mins.)
Director: Tobias Lindholm