FIRES WERE STARTED

Dir: Humphrey Jennings

Covering twenty-four hours in London during the Blitz, Fires Were Started is the story of a day in the life of the Auxiliary Fire Service. On the same day that a new recruit joins up, warning comes in that a heavy attack is expected that night.

JEFF BUCKLEY - GOODBYE AND HELLO

Dir: Jasmina Fekovic

In 1997, Jeff Buckley - considered by critics to be one of the most promising artists of his generation - drowned in mysterious circumstances. Featuring interviews with Buckley's friends and family and rare home-movie footage of the singer on tour, Goodbye and Hello is a unique exploration into the conflicting perceptions of this enigmatic man.

KABUL TRANSIT

Dir: David Edwards & Gregory Whitmore & Maliha Zulfacar

Kabul Transit explores the soul of a city devastated by nearly three decades of war. The film follows city residents in the course of their daily lives and listens to their stories of the past and their hopes for the future.

FALLUJAH

Dir: Homodi Hasim

Filmed during the US led assault on Fallujah, this film comprises of unique footage of the devastation and testimonies from those inside the besieged city, along with footage of injuries and civilians under fire. It provides a concise introduction to the historical roots of resistance to the occupying forces in the city and it conveys a real sense of what such attacks can do to a community.

WELCOME EUROPA

Dir: Bruno Ulmer

A fascinating and disconcerting portrait of the raw existence of Europe's illegal immigrants. The film follows eight young men, Kurdish, Moroccan and Romanian, as they struggle for survival on the streets of Paris, Amsterdam and Madrid.

TRAVELLER

Dir: John T Davis & Alen MacWeeney

In 1965, photographer Alen MacWeeney embarked on a two-year project of photographing and recording the Travellers of Dublin and Galway. Nearly 35 years later, he returns to Ireland to find the travellers again. A haunting, poetic portrait of the Travelling community.

MOVING STORY

Dir: Lucy Kaye

Fred Ward, a Romany Showman, living on a council site, struggles against a deadline as he prepares to make an appearance at a large gathering that he knows other Travellers will attend. As we follow his progress we get a glimpse of life inside what travellers call 'the trailer'.

CAN TUNIS

Dir: José González Morandi & Paco Toledo

Can Tunis is a seedy suburb of Barcelona. The local authorities are determined to knock down the entire quarter, but the Gypsies who live there will not budge that easily - they demand alternative housing they can afford. 

MUSIC BY ... GABRIEL YARED

Dir: Rani Khanna

Gabriel Yared has composed music for feature films, documentaries, ballets and cartoons, winning many awards internationally, including an Oscar for his score on "The English Patient". For the first time, he has accepted to be filmed and to be followed in his collaboration with the director Anthony Minghella, for the score of "Cold Mountain".