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LIDF 2010

LIDF documents the world

The UK’s premier independent documentary showcase – The London International Documentary Festival – runs from 23 April to 8 May this year, featuring more than 130 films from 36 countries, bringing the world’s stories to the capital.

Among the festival highlights are the UK premiere of Napoli, Napoli, Napoli by acclaimed filmmaker Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, Driller Killer), detailing the lives of prisoners in a Neapolitan jail, and the European premiere of Playground, executive produced by George Clooney and directed by Libby Spears, dealing with child sexual exploitation.

A retrospective of the work of Scottish filmmaker Don Boyd will include the previously unseen Hamlet in China, while 11 films will focus on the culture and daily life of people in Pakistan. A series of debates and discussions will accompany the programme, along with screenings of documentaries from many seldom-seen corners of the world.

Beyond its original brief as a documentary film festival, LIDF 2010 includes still images and audio, featuring a day of talk, film, audio and photography investigating city fringe spaces in North East London – The Invisible City.

For further information please contact Fiona Hazard, LIDF Press Office, tel: 07786 435595.


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