With 2018 marking its 25th year, Sheffield Doc/Fest is the UK’s premier documentary festival, screening compelling stories from around the world.
Taking place at a multitude of venues across Sheffield, here’s our look at a selection of films featured at the festival in 2018.
click on the film title to see our review
An instant classic which displays the authenticity of its title, A Northern Soul is a stunning piece of work that captures working class life and a musical passion.
See our interview with A Northern Soul director Sean McAllister.
Filmed over 6 years, this story follows a young homeless boy and the “King of the Underworld”.
Considered “too beautiful to fight”, the Cuban authorities ban women from boxing, but one is fighting back.
See our interview with director Maceo Frost and Namibia Flores Rodriguez on this stunning documentary.
Making the world safer for women, one boy at a time, Men Against Violence and Abuse (MAVA) is a boys’ club in India.
See our interview Inka Achte, director of Boys Who Like Girls and Liisa Karpo, the film’s producer.
A timely examination of our modern-day idea of democracy.
A look into the world of the legendary man to reveal a portrait of the artist as he’s never been seen – through Welles’ own eyes.
With only 26 inhabitants, Doel is a ghost town in Belgium – surrounded by a nuclear power plant, a gigantic container dock, and the port of Antwerp.
Filmed over 5 years, an observational film following life through immersive cinematography.
A look at the relationship between a woman and her animals – 200 ducks, chickens, geese and turkeys – and the unwanted attention it can bring.
See our interview with Richard Miron, director of For the Birds, on this unique story.
A deeply personal story exploring identity and acceptance.
A season in the life of a girl who has a chance to be saved by football.
A chilling observational film that follows a group preparing for their own personal war.
Watch the trailer for Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018 –