The section aimed at high school students of DocsBarcelona offers a unique opportunity to awaken students’ consciences while discovering fascinating and real stories through documentary films.

How does it work?

This year we dedicated the Docs&Teens section to bring together documentaries that break with the stereotipical image of women and show us courageous female protagonists, daring, fighters, irreverent and free, who reveal themselves and dare to break with gender roles and traditions that relegate them to the background.

These are stories that bring us close to individual and collective fihts all arounbd the world for gender equality, respect, equal opportunities and nonviolence against women.

All the screenings will be held at the CCCB (c / Montalegre, 5) of Barcelona and will be accompanied by Q&A and debate between the students and the creators or protagonists of the films and / or experts on the subject.


These are the documentaries of this year’s edition, a selection of four fascinating stories:


A BETTER MAN. Dir. Attiya Khan and Lawrence Jackman, 2017. 79 min. VOSCat 

The testimony of a former couple who speaks openly of their past relationship, marked by physical and emotional violence. For the first time, the victim confronts the aggressor so that he assumes responsibility for his violent behaviour, his actions, his mistakes and so that he can learn from his past. TRAILER

*Recommended for 3rd, 4th ESO & Bachelor’s degree

Screenings: 16th of May 2019 at 9:45h/11:45h | 22nd of May 2019 at 9:45/11:45


(M)OTHERHOOD. Dir. Inés Peris and Laura García, 2018. 58 min. VOSCast

Why does society continue to judge women who do not want to have children? The testimony of a group of women (mothers and not) who decide to speak, breaking taboos and openly, about the ideal of contemporary motherhood and the pressure that is exerted towards women when it comes to their maternity and taking care of their sons and daughters. TRAILER

*Recommended for 3rd, 4th ESO & Bachelor’s degree

Screenings: 17th of May 2019 at 9:45h/11:45h | 21st of May 2019 at 9:45h/11:45h


OUAGA GIRLS. Dir. Theresa Traore Dahlberg, 2017. 83 min. VOSCat

In the capital of Burkina Faso, a group of young girls study at a school to become car mechanics. Their dreams and desires are contrasted with the values of a country and with the opinion of the society that surrounds them about how a woman should supposedly be. A cheerful vision of female empowerment and sorority. TRAILER

*Recommended for all courses at ESO & Bachelor’s degree

Screenings: 14th of May 2019 at 9:45h/11:45h | 24th of May 2019 at 9:45h/11:45h


BOXING FOR FREEDOM. Dir. Silvia Venega and Juan Antonio Moreno, 2015. 52 min. VOSCast

The life of Sadf Rahimi makes a radical turn when, with only 13 years old, she joins the first and newly created women’s boxing team of Afghanistan, a country in which the role of women is limited to marriage and upbringing within the home. Soon, Sadh Rahimi becomes the best boxer in her country and a role model for many girls her age. TRAILER

*Recommended for all courses at ESO & Bachelor’s degree

Screenings: 15th of May 2019 at 9:45h/11:45h | 20th of May 2019 at 9:45h/11:45h


Discover the essence of Docs&Teens in the video below!


What does this activity bring to students?

  • Know stories and become aware of the different levels of reality.
  • An opportunity to talk with and ask questions to the directors/protagonists of the documentaries and experts in the subjects.
  • Discover documentary films and participate in an educational, entertaining and participatory experience.

Where and when?

Two-week screenings at the CCCB (c/ Montalegre, 5,) of Barcelona, from the 14th of May to the 24th of May at 9:45h and 11:45h (except Thursday, May 23rd).


ATTENTION: FREE SCREENINGS. Check capacity and book your seats at the online formulaire

More info about Docs&Teens at the 2019 Docs&Teens Dossier

We believe that the educational community can play a fundamental role in contributing to a future free of sexist violence, where men and women live with equal rights, without discrimination based on sex or gender.

Get in touch with us at: / Tel. 93 452 46 18
DOCS&TEENS | Edition 2019, Festival