First day of the festival


The first day of the festival will be characterised by what we at WATCH DOCS do best – question and answer sessions with guests.

Our audiences will have a chance to meet: Maria Ramos – the laureate of this year’s Marek Nowicki Prize; Fahad Mustafa – the director of the as lively and as dynamic as a Bollywood production documentary Powerless; Lidia Duda – Polish documentarian, the author of Everything is Possible which screened at this year’s IDFA; Dylan Mohan Gray, who at WATCH DOCS will present his full of turns and twists Fire in the Blood; as well as Nima Sarvestani – the director of No Burqas Behind Bars, awarded at FIFDH in Paris. Apart from the film Behave after which there will be a Q&A with the director, on the first day of the festival the audience will have the chance to see two other films of Maria Ramos – Desi and Rio, a day in August. Moreover, in the Friday’s programme there are three films from the I Want to See section – Google and the World Brain, the shocking Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God and Inequality for All, after which we will hold a debate Inequality for All – democracy in the age of crisis. During the first day of the festival we will also screen the Norwegian Diary from the revolution and one of the competition films – 1001 Apples. The first day of WATCH DOCS will also see two special events: the Arrested Words lecture and the opening of the DRAW DOCS exhibition, at which we will unveil posters inspired by the films of the 13th WATCH DOCS.