Screenings and Masterclass

World-leading documentary producer John Battsek has produced some of the recent years’ most celebrated docs, including Oscar-winners “Searching for Sugar Man” and “One Day in September.” In honor of John Battsek’s visit as a guest of this year’s festival, we will screen two of his latest films, “Bobi Wine: The People’s President” and “The Deepest Breath,” and revisit “Searching for Sugar Man” (screened at the festival a decade ago). The screening will be followed by an open Q&A hosted by filmmaker Maya Zinshtein.

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Searching for Sugar Man

An American musician who released two failed albums in the early 1970's becomes a superstar in South Africa without ever knowing it. Two of his fans there decide to find out what happened to him, only to discover that the real story defies the imagination.

Bobi Wine: The People's President

Ugandan ghetto pop star Bobi Wine rises from singer to leader and hero of the people as he fights to restore democracy in his country, persisting in his grueling struggle even when the cost is painfully high not only for him but also for his wife and children.

The Deepest Breath

Alessia Zecchini and Stephen Keenan were destined for one another: she dreamed of breaking freediving records, whereas he specialized in ensuring divers' safe return to the surface. In a film chock-full of stunning underwater photography, the two attempt to free-dive into the Blue Hole of Dahab.