Docs Barcelona

DocsBarcelona: a grand showcase for documentaries

With over 50 titles in its programme, as well as a host of parallel activities, the festival is consolidating its position as one of the most complete in the field of non-fiction films

The documentary genre is becoming increasingly popular and prestigious and there are a number of reasons for that: unlike fiction, which is generally identified with entertainment of art, the documentary allows directors to take a more direct look at reality and offers them a quick and efficient channel for analysing the world. And that’s why DocsBarcelona, which is set to celebrate its eighth annual edition this year, has carved out an important place for itself in the city’s festival calendar. This year we will be able to see over 50 documentaries on screens 1 and 2 at Aribau Club, and in the Theatre atCCCB  and the Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm.

The festival is divided into different sections – the official section Latitud, Doc-U, Catalan ShortDocs, and the officials section What The Doc – and the variety of works to be screened is undeniable. As well as films, the festival will feature roundtable discussions and talks, offering, in summary, everything you need to contextualise the films on offer. The most important film in the 2017 edition may be Hacking Justice by Carla López Rubio and Juan Pancorbo, which tackles the subject of Judge Baltasar Garzón’s defence of Julian Assange. But there’s a lot more awaiting you – a whole world to be explored...

You find more information on the festival website, where you can also buy tickets.

Publication date: Friday, 12 May 2017
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