Doc Edge brings this year's most compelling documentaries from around the world to the central city. 

The 2017 line-up explores a variety of fascinating topics including human conflict, climate change, adolescence, grief and everything in between. No matter what you choose to see, each and every film will give you a glimpse into a whole different world. 

Check out our top picks from the 2017 programme:

A Good Day to Die - Hoka Hey

British war photographer, Jason P. Howe, chose a life of perpetual peril in pursuit of the perfect image for the world to see - but at what cost?

Stranger in Paradise

In a Sicilian classroom, the relationship between Europe and refugees play out at the boundary between documentary and drama.

California Typewriter

California Typewriter is a story about people whose lives are connected by typewriters. The film is a meditation on creativity and technology featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, Sam Shepard, David McCullough and others.

Naledi: a Baby Elephant's Tale

The true-life story of a baby elephant born into a rescue camp in Botswana. When her mother dies, the researchers and handlers in the camp need to step in to save her life.


When a nine-year-old girl breaks a power lifting world record, she turns into an international sensation and ‘Supergirl’ is born. Naomi Kutin seems like a typical Orthodox Jewish pre-teen, until her extraordinary talent transforms the lives of her family and hurls her into news headlines.

Thank You for Playing

When Ryan, a video game designer, learns that his young son Joel has cancer, he and his wife begin documenting their emotional journey in the form of an unusual and poetic video game. The result is a game called “That Dragon, Cancer” – an astoundingly honest and innovative work of art about the universal complexity of grief.

The Age of Consequences

The age of consequences investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability.

Where Has All the Play Gone

Filmed over the course of a year, in schools across the United States and at the Reggio School in Italy, Where Has All The Play Gone? features leading educational voices such as Noam Chomsky, Debbie Meier, and Howard Gardner. It examines how some of the most innovative schools are meeting new challenges in education today. 

Tokyo Idols

Tokyo Idols gets at the heart of a cultural phenomenon driven by an obsession with young female sexuality and internet popularity. 

Last updated: 09 August 2019