Sundance 2018: World Cinema Documentary Competition

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1. Anote's Ark (2018)

77 min | Documentary

8.0
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A look at the devastating effects that climate change has on the people living on Kiribati, a low-lying atoll in the Pacific.

Director: Matthieu Rytz

Votes: 12

2. The Cleaners (2018)

88 min | Documentary

7.7
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A look at the shadowy underworld of the Internet where questionable content is removed.

Directors: Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck

Votes: 171

3. Genesis 2.0 (2018)

112 min | Documentary

6.9
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On the remote New Siberian Islands in the Arctic Ocean, hunters are searching for the tusks of extinct mammoths. There is a gold rush fever in the air. The price for white gold has never ... See full summary »

Directors: Christian Frei, Maxim Arbugaev

Votes: 34

4. Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. (2018)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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A decade long documentary on one of the most controversial musicians/artists in the world.

Director: Steve Loveridge | Star: M.I.A.

Votes: 131

5. Of Fathers and Sons (2017)

99 min | Documentary

8.0
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Talal Derki returns to his homeland where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. His camera is providing an extremely rare insight ... See full summary »

Director: Talal Derki

Votes: 86

6. Our New President (2018)

77 min | Documentary

6.5
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The story of Donald Trump's election told entirely through Russian propaganda. By turns horrifying and hilarious, the film is a satirical portrait of Russian meddling in the 2016 election ... See full summary »

Director: Maxim Pozdorovkin

Votes: 59 | Gross: $0.04M

7. The Oslo Diaries (2017)

97 min | Documentary

8.2
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A group of Israelis and Palestinians come together in Oslo for an unsanctioned peace talks during the 1990s in order to bring peace to the Middle East.

Directors: Mor Loushy, Daniel Sivan

Votes: 20

8. Une année polaire (2018)

Documentary, Adventure

7.0
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A teacher in Denmark takes a job in rural Greenland where he struggles to fit in with the locals.

Director: Samuel Collardey | Star: Anders Hvidegaard

Votes: 6

9. Shirkers (2018)

96 min | Documentary

7.4
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80 Metascore

In 1992, teenager Sandi Tan and her friends Sophie and Jasmine shot Singapore's first indie-a road movie called "Shirkers"-with their enigmatic American mentor, Georges Cardona. Sandi wrote... See full summary »

Director: Sandi Tan | Star: Jasmine Kin Kia Ng

Votes: 32

10. This Is Home: A Refugee Story (2018)

91 min | Documentary

8.1
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64 Metascore

Four Syrian families struggling to find their way in America.

Director: Alexandra Shiva

Votes: 25

11. Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018)

83 min | Documentary

6.6
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The first film to encompass the remarkable story of one of the true icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand's integrity, her principles - and her legacy.

Director: Lorna Tucker | Star: Vivienne Westwood

Votes: 64

12. A Woman Captured (2017)

89 min | Documentary

8.3
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A European woman has been kept by a family as a domestic slave for 10 years. Drawing courage from the filmmaker's presence, she decides to escape the unbearable oppression and become a free person.

Director: Bernadett Tuza-Ritter

Votes: 82