It has started! The best documentaries have been selected which are interesting or refreshing and can be viewed in Amsterdam until 1 December!

IDFA 2013 - Film Festival

IDFA 2013 – Film Festival

Normally, we wouldn’t feel the need to see documentaries; they are too serious, have a ‘weird’ subject, or are not exciting enough. We would rather watch Avatar, The Notebook or The Lord of the Rings.  At least, that’s what we, at 5&33, thought.

First World War: The First War on Screen

First World War: The First War on Screen

Until we heard people talk about the IDFA. A festival during which only the world’s best documentaries are shown. Documentaries which make you think about life, society, or a lot worse: war.

#chicagoGirl: The Social Network Takes on a Dictator

#chicagoGirl: The Social Network Takes on a Dictator

One of the documentaries we would definitely recommend to watch is called ‘#chicagoGirl — The Social Network Takes on a Dictator’. The documentary shows the life of a 19-year old student ‘Ala’a Basatneh’ who lives Syria and decides to stand up for herself. With 1.200 likes on Facebook and 2.000 followers on Twitter she’s built a huge network.  She organizes demonstrations via Facebook events, posts videos of demonstrations etc. and plans an escape route via Google Maps.

What seemed to have started as a peaceful protest ends in a violent situation…

Tip: just go and watch it!!

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