Other selections include Werner Herzog’s journey to death row, Mark Cousins’ 15-hour opus and Berlinger & Sinofsky’s follow-up on the West Memphis Three.

Toronto’s high-profile documentary world premieres are set to include Nick Broomfield’s journey to Alaska to discover the real Sarah Palin – Sarah Palin – You Betcha!, plus Werner Herzog’s look at a death row homicide case; Morgan Spurlock’s portrait of Comic-Con; and Oscar winner Alex Gibney’s hockey film The Last Gladiators.

Also ,Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky follows their two previous acclaimed documentaries about the ‘West Memphis Three.’ And UK director Mark Cousins presents the epic 15-hour The Story of Film, which was filmed on four continents over six years.

“I’m thrilled at the large number of veteran filmmakers who have brought us new works this year,” said Thom Powers, TIFF‟s lead programmer for documentaries. “The line-up contains a wide range of memorable characters – crusaders, convicts, artists, athletes, nude dancers, comic book fans, dog lovers and more. Not to mention the epic 15-hour Story of Film. These documentaries will have audiences discussing and debating for months to come.”

Other documentaries in the programme include the previously reported From The Sky Down (Opening Night Gala) and Pearl Jam Twenty (Special Presentation). More documentaries will be announced in coming weeks.

World premieres are listed in bold below.


Pina Wim Wenders (Germany/France)
This is not a Film Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb (Iran)

Real to Reel
Arirang Kim Ki-Duk (South Korea)
Comic-Con: Episode IV – A Fan’s Hope
Morgan Spurlock (US) [WP]
Crazy Horse Frederick Wiseman (US/France)
Dark Girls
Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry (US) [WP]
Duch, Master of the Forges of Hell Rithy Panh (France/Cambodia)
Gerhard Richter Painting Corinna Belz (Germany)
Girl Model
Ashley Sabin and David Redmon (US) [WP]
I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad and the Beautiful Jonathan Demme (US)
In My Mother’s Arms
Atia Al Daradji and Mohamed Al Daradji (Iraq/Netherlands/UK) [WP]
Into the Abyss
Werner Herzog (US) [WP]
Last Call at the Oasis
Jessica Yu (US) [WP]
The Last Dogs of Winter
Costa Botes (New Zealand) [WP]
The Last Gladiators
Alex Gibney (US) [WP]
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky (US) [WP]
Paul Williams Still Alive
Stephen Kessler (US) [WP]
Ron Fricke (US) [WP]
Sarah Palin – You Betcha!
Nick Broomfield and Joan Churchill (UK) [WP]
The Story of Film: An Odyssey
Mark Cousins (UK) [WP]
The Tall Man Tony Krawitz (Australia)
Undefeated Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin (US)
Gary Hustwit (US/UK) [WP]
Whores’ GloryMichael Glawogger (Austria/Germany)