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Palestinian Dutch director Hany Abu-Assad will present a retrospective of his favorite documentaries for the Top 10 sidebar at the 18th Intl. Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, set to unspool Nov. 24-Dec. 4 in the city and other sites around the Netherlands.

Abu-Assad, whose suicide bomber pic “Paradise Now” picked up a trio of prizes at the Berlinale in February, is no stranger to the IDFA. His “Ford Transit” sparked a heated debate at the fest in 2003 when he was accused of staging some footage.

The festival, the largest of its kind in the world, will also screen Abu-Assad’s body of works, including “Ford Transit” and feature film “Rana’s Wedding” (2002). Abu-Assad will unveil his Top 10 at a later date.

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