It hadn't occurred to me until I got to Thessaloniki that one of the pros of being at a documentary film festival was that I would get to see lots of documentary films.
To me, 5 Broken Cameras, a film about the conflict in Israel/Palestine, is the epitome of what documentary film is supposed to be: a story told from the inside, from the point of view a journalist wouldn't be capable of. It is one of the most powerful films I've ever seen. I can't recommend it highly enough.
One of the most powerful quotes from this heartbreaking film:
"Forgotten wounds can't be healed."
Here is the trailer. Please, please see it if you can.