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Sheffield DocFest picks

Each June, the world of documentary filmmaking gathers for Sheffield DocFest. The UK’s leading showcase of documentary films and one of the most influential markets for nonfiction storytelling, the festival returns for its 29th edition on 23–28 June 2022.

Over six days, Sheffield DocFest will showcase films, talks, industry sessions and its Alternate Realities exhibitions at cultural venues across the city. Inviting audiences to "ReConnect with Documentary," the programme features 135 films exploring individual and collective stories, how we live, our environment and the ways it is changing globally. Strands in this year’s programme include the music-focussed Rhythms, the past-informed Memories, a spotlight on Ukraine, a selection curated by Asif Kapadia (director of the documentaries Amy, Senna, and Diego Maradona), and more.

Scroll down for our top 10 picks of the films in the DocFest 2022 programme.

Written by Raluca de Soleil.