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Three topical short form documentaries have been selected for the inaugural Sheffield Doc/Fest Doc/Dispatch screening programme. These recently finished works reflect narratives in flux from Jordan, Iraq and Bolivia. The Doc/Dispatch screening offers an opportunity to encounter responsive and urgent storytelling from around the world on the big screen. After the screening audience members will be able to vote for the inaugural £1000 Doc/Dispatch Prize supported by Deutsche Welle.

The screening takes place on
Monday 12th June 2017, 17.00, Curzon Screen 1, 83mins
and is open to delegates and public.

Find out more about each film below and book your ticket here (https://sheffdocfest.com/events/5749)

Suspended Lives
Director(s): Mohammad Azmat Al-Labbad, Esraa Abdulhamid Ibrahim Awad, Hiba Zaheer Hamdi
Producer: Noe Mendelle.
Country of Production: United Kingdom
Year of Production: 2017
Language: Arabic
Duration: 10 mins

A top commandant from the Syrian National Army has taken the grave decision to defect which means leaving all his possessions behind and taking refuge in Jordan.

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Our Allies in Iraq
Director / Producer: Anders Hammer
Country of Production: United Kingdom
Year of Production: 2017
Language: English
Duration: 43 mins (3 parts)

A three-part series providing rare access to the regional groups in Iraq who are committed to driving out ISIS. Our Allies documents the lives of local militias, foreign combatants, and a Kurdish all-women brigade on the ground in Iraq.

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The Fight  
Director(s): Violeta Ayala, Daniel Fallshaw
Producer(s): Fernando Barbosa, Andrea Monasterios
Country of Production: United Kingdom
Year of Production: 2017
Language: Spanish, English
Duration: 30 mins

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People with disabilities are among the most discriminated against in Bolivia. Fed up with being ignored, a group of them march across the Andes to the seat of the government in La Paz, asking to speak to President Evo Morales. They are met with riot police, barricades, teargas and water cannon.

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