An extraordinary film based in a former Soviet nuclear test site, where locals still pay the price of radioactivity. Physical mutations and birth defects have led the State to introduce strict birth control measures, but Bibigul is desperate to have a child against all odds.
Following on from the multi-award winning film, 'The Boy Who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan' director Phil Grabsky continued to film young Mir, charting his tumultuous journey into adulthood. The film is a unique portrayal of life, full of humour, full of poignancy in today's Afghanistan.
In 1958 fourteen-year-old Robert James 'Bobby' Fischer stunned the chess world by becoming the youngest Grand Master in history. Over the next twenty years he established himself through outward genius, charisma and dashing good looks, only to disappear at the apex of his powers
Garry Kasparov is a living legend in the chess world, so powerful at his height that it took a crack team from IBM with a very big computer to defeat him in 1997. This David and Goliath battle, steeped in suspicion, paranoia and conspiracy theories, is an engrossing tale of ego, strategy and the limits of the human intelligence.
Nuclear disarmament is a somewhat overlooked issue, since Gorbachev and Reagan failed to seal the deal in the 90s. The ticking time-bomb that looms almost forgotten by the world is revived by Lucy Walker. She defines the major danger that nuclear warheads constitute, from terrorism, miscalculation or accident and the 'Dr Strangelove' scenario.
The directors won the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance last year as they dig in with the US Marines Second Platoon in one of Afghanistan's most strategically crucial valleys. The film reveals extraordinary insight in to the surreal combination of back-breaking labour, deadly firefights and camaraderie.
Award-winning director Janus Metz arrives in Afghanistan with a group of Danish soldiers on their first tour of duty stationed on the Helmand frontline in Camp Armadillo. Metz captures life on the frontline with an uncompromising and intense vision.
A contemporary insight into Amnesty International's history to reveal how a 'letter writing organisation' developed into one of the world's most influential NGOs.
Legendary French documentarist, Nicolas Philibert, returns with his distinctive verite film-making style. Creating a charming, funny and poignant portrait of the day-to-day life of Nénette, a forty-year-old orang-utan who lives in the Jardin des Plantes Exotiques Zoo in Paris.
Fantastic film by acclaimed French documentarist Nicolas Philibert that charts half a year in the life of George Lopez and his infant and junior pupils at a tiny, single-class school in the Auvergne. Philibert reaches an extraordinary intimacy with his subjects that is never voyeuristic.
Arnold and Elaine Friedman were a seemingly typical couple. All appeared to be happy in their lives until November 1987, when police raided their home after Arnold and Jesse were accused of multiple counts of child molestation.
Moore explores the issue he has been examining throughout his career: the disastrous impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans and the rest of the world. It explores what price Americans pay for their love of capitalism.