International Competition

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

Laura Poitras
Screening time  
30.03. / Thursday, 17:30 - 19:30 Theatre 1  
01.04. / Saturday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 2  

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is an epic, emotional and interconnected story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin told through her slideshows, intimate interviews, ground-breaking photography, and rare footage of her personal fight to hold the Sackler family accountable for the opioid crisis. The story begins with P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now), a group Goldin founded to shame museums into rejecting Sackler money, destigmatize addiction and promote harm reduction. Inspired by Act Up, they orchestrated protests to call attention to the toxic philanthropy of the Sackler family, whose company, Purdue Pharma, ignited the opioid epidemic with its blockbuster drug, OxyContin.


Laura Poitras

Laura Poitras is a filmmaker and journalist. Citizenfour, the third instalment of her post-9/11 trilogy, won an Academy Award for Best Documentary. Part one of the trilogy, My Country, My Country, about the U.S. occupation of Iraq, was nominated for an Academy Award. Part two, The Oath, focused on Guantanamo and the "war on terror", and was nominated for two Emmy awards. In 2006, the U.S. government placed her on a secret terrorist watchlist and for six years she was detained and interrogated at the U.S. border each time she travelled internationally.  In 2014, in the aftermath of the NSA/Snowden revelations, high-level CIA officials lobbied to designate Poitras as an "information broker" and "agent of a foreign power" to pave the way for her prosecution. The effort was not carried out. She is a co-founder of The Intercept, First Look Media, and Field of Vision where she funded and executive produced over 100 documentaries, including five Academy Award nominated films.

General sponsor

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

2022, 122'

Directed by:
Laura Poitras

Nan Goldin

Edited by:
Joe Bini, Amy Foote, Brian A. Kates

Soundwalk Collective

Laura Poitras, Howard Gertler, Nan Goldin

Produced by:
Participant, Praxis Films

Festivals & Awards:

Venice IFF: Golden Lion (2022), NYFF (2022)