TIFF ’16: Doc trailer round-up, part two

Realscreen presents the second installment of our TIFF trailer round-up, featuring Paul Dugdale's The Rolling Stones Ole Ole Ole!, Alanis Obomsawin's We Can't Make The Same Mistake Twice and Ulrich Seidl's Safari (pictured).
September 7, 2016

Ahead of the Toronto International Film Festival kick-off tomorrow (September 8), realscreen has collected available trailers and clips for many of the doc feature screenings this year (see part one of the round-up here).

Today’s installment features Paul Dugdale’s The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!; Terrence Malick’s doc debut Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey; the latest from Austrian auteur Ulrich Seidel, Safari (pictured); the latest entry in the Ridley Scott-exec produced “In A Day” franchise, India In A Day; Wang Bing’s look at refugees in Myanmar, Ta’ang; and Alanis Obomsawin’s We Can’t Make The Same Mistake Twice.

The trailers follow below, with synopses provided by TIFF. The 41st Toronto International Film Festival runs September 8 to 18.

In Exile
Tin Win Naing, Germany/Myanmar, world premiere

Burmese filmmaker Tin Win Naing documents the plight of migrants who have fled the civil war in Myanmar for refuge in Thailand, and now toil as plantation workers in conditions tantamount to slave labor.

India In A Day
Richie Mehta, India/United Kingdom, international premiere

Directed by Richie Mehta, executive produced by Ridley Scott and powered by Google, India in a Day is a new form of non-fiction filmmaking that uses footage shot by millions of people in India on one single day to assemble a lyrical portrait of modern India.

J: Beyond Flamenco
Carlos Saura, Spain, world premiere

The new film from legendary Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura (Carmen, Tango) captures the vivacity and charisma of the jota, a waltz-like castanet dance with its origins in Saura’s home province of Aragon.

Leehom Wang’s Open Fire Concert Film
Homeboy Music and Inc., Taiwan, world premiere

Chinese-American pop sensation Leehom Wang performs two sold-out shows at Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium, in this concert documentary experience.

Mali Blues
Lutz Gregor, Germany, North American premiere

Director Lutz Gregor follows rising world music star Fatoumata Diawara as she prepares for her first-ever concert performance in her home country of Mali at the Festival of the Niger in 2015.

Politics, Instruction Manual
Fernando León de Aranoa, Spain, international premiere

A behind-the-scenes documentary about the rise of Podemos, the insurgent Spanish political party founded on the basis of a nationwide anti-austerity movement that upended the country’s traditional, hidebound two-party system.

Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory
Mohanad Yaqubi, Palestine/France/Qatar/Lebanon, world premiere

Director Mohanad Yaqubi draws on recently discovered and archival found footage to explore the tumultuous history of Palestine and Palestinian filmmaking in this documentary.

The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé! : A Trip Across Latin America
Paul Dugdale, United Kingdom, world premiere

This exhilarating rock ‘n’ roll road movie follows The Rolling Stones on their 2016 tour of Latin America, climaxing with their historic concert in Havana, Cuba.

Ulrich Seidl, Austria, North American premiere

Austrian provocateur Ulrich Seidl (Dog Days) returns to Africa for this portrait of European tourists hunting animals for sport.

The Skyjacker’s Tale
Jamie Kastner, Canada, world premiere

Canadian documentarian Jamie Kastner (The Secret Disco Revolution) looks back at a notorious 1970s murder trial in the Virgin Islands — where five politicized young islanders were convicted of a massacre at a ritzy country club — and its aftermath a decade later, when the culprits’ ostensible leader staged a skyjacking and found refuge in Cuba.

Wang Bing, Hong Kong/France, North American Premiere

The urgent new documentary from acclaimed Chinese filmmaker Wang Bing (West of the Tracks, Three Sisters) takes us into the refugee camps on the Chinese border populated by those fleeing the ongoing civil war in Myanmar.

Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey
Terrence Malick, Germany, North American premiere

The debut documentary from visionary filmmaker Terrence Malick (The New WorldThe Tree of Life) chronicles the history of the universe.

We Can’t Make The Same Mistake Twice
Alanis Obomsawin, Canada, world premiere

The new film from celebrated documentarian Alanis Obomsawin (Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance) chronicles the events following the filing of a human-rights complaint by a group of activists, which charged that the federal government’s woefully inadequate funding of services for Indigenous children constituted a discriminatory practice.

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