Documentaries

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Das neue Evangelium
Milo Rau, 2020 c6.6

With The New Gospel, Milo Rau is staging a "Revolt of Dignity". Led by political activist Yvan Sagnet, the movement is fighting for the rights of migrants who came to Europe across the Mediterranean to be enslaved on the tomato fields in southern Italy and to live in ghettos under inhumane conditions.

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Johanna Faust, Switzerland 2019, 91'
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James Erskine, USA 2019, 96' c6.8
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Giancarlo Moos, Switzerland 2018, 81'
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Nathan Grossman, Sweden 2020, 97' c7.7
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Roman Droux, Switzerland 2019, 92' c7.5
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Eliza Kubarska, Germany 2020, 94' c7.4
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Ryan White, USA 2019, 100' c7.7
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Asif Kapadia, UK 2019, 130' c7.7
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Mischa Hedinger, Switzerland 2019, 84' c6.3
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Stéphane Goël, Switzerland 2020, 90' c7.2
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Christof Schäfer, Switzerland 2019, 83' c9.3
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Edgar Hagen, Switzerland 2020, 97'
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Stéphane Riethauser, Switzerland 2019, 94' c7.4
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Iwan P. Schumacher, Switzerland 2007, 75' c7.6
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Verena Endtner, Switzerland 2019, 88'
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David Sieveking, Germany 2013, 88' c7.5
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Sabine Gisiger, Switzerland 2014, 90' c6.7
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Jean-Stéphane Bron, Switzerland 2017, 110' c7.0
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Simon Baumann, Switzerland 2013, 90' c7.7
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Guillaume Maidatchevsky, France 2017, 86' c6.9
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Thomas Isler, Switzerland 2014, 84' c5.7
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Jean-Stéphane Bron, Switzerland 2003, 90' c7.3
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Martin Witz, Switzerland 2019, 88' c7.9
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Stefan Schwietert, Switzerland 2007, 91' c7.3
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Stéphanie Chuat, Switzerland 2018, 81' c7.4
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Fernand Melgar, Switzerland 2018, 97' c7.1
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Jon Betz, USA 2017, 94' c7.7
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Jacques Perrin, France 2009, 104' c7.8
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Peter Liechti, Switzerland 2013, 93' c7.2
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Barbara Miller, Germany 2018, 97' c7.5
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Jean-Stéphane Bron, Switzerland 2010, 98' c6.9
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Anja Kofmel, Switzerland 2018, 90' c7.0
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Mélanie Laurent, France 2015, 118' c8.0
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Candida Brady, UK 2012, 98' c7.6
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Frederick Wiseman, USA 2017, 197' c7.4
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Samir, Switzerland 2015, 162' c7.4
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Werner Schweizer, Switzerland 2013, 112' c6.6
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Markus Imhoof, Switzerland 2012, 90' c7.6

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Documentary tips from the cinefile team: the right one for you depending on your streaming preferences 

We love well-made documentaries. These are our secret tips: 

  • For all those who want an emotional streaming evening: "Eldorado" about the boat people of the Mediterranean and up to the refugees who pile up at the Swiss border. The daily migration drama, grippingly observed by Markus Imhoof.
  • For those of you interested in marketing and the pop era, a must stream: "One Man and His Shoes" about the creation of the cult brand Air-Jordan and how groundbreaking marketing strategies created a billion-dollar business.
  • For the sensual streaming experience: "Breath Made Visible" about the recently deceased American dance pioneer Anna Halprin, her life energy and choreographies.
  • For soccer fans and those who want to be: "Diego Maradona," about how the Argentine soccer god took to the skies and fell low in Naples.
  • A streaming excursion into the flower power era: "Janis: Little Girl Blue." The short, wildly eventful life of rock goddess Janis Joplin, whodied at an early age.
  • The documentary for America-critical fans of American indie rock: "The King." A brilliant road movie on the trail of Elvis Presley, whose career is interpreted as a symbol for the decay of the American Dream.  
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