SOLAR MAMAS

Dir: Mona Eldaief & Jehane Noujaim

Solar Mamas follows Rafea and a hand-picked group of other illiterate mothers and grandmothers from around the world as they learn about electrical components and soldering without being able to read, write or understand English.

EDUCATION EDUCATION

Dir: Weijun Chen

Weijun Chen's film looks at the realities of Chinese education through the lives of Wang Zehziang, a tutor at a private college, Wang Pan, high school graduate and would be student, and Wan Chao, graduate job seeker who goes from one unpromising interview to another.

THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE

Dir: R.J. Cutler

An intimate and often funny look behind the scenes of the world's most influential fashion magazine, Vogue. Under the leadership of legendary Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour the editorial staff set out to assemble their biggest issue ever.

AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY

Dir: Alison Klayman

Celebrated artist, expert provocateur and one of China's most outspoken domestic critics, Ai Weiwei inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. This nuanced portrait of Ai reveals a man of unrelenting spirit whose passion and defiance continues.

MILES APART

Dir: Ling Lee

The clash between different generations is heightened in a rapidly changing China as migrant workers Laomao and Meizi are finally joined in Beijing by their daughter, Ying Ying, a teenager who doesn't seem to share the work ethic which has dominated her parents' lives.

RESISTENCIA: LAW OF THE JUNGLE + Dir. Q&A

Dir: Michael Christoffersen & Hans la Cour

Deep in the Peruvian jungle, a group of indigenous people protest at the airfield of a multinational oil company. When a policeman is killed and the leaders are arrested, young, impassioned Fachin Ruíz sets out to prove their innocence, resulting in the first public debate on minority rights throughout Peru.

TANKOGRAD

Dir: Boris Bertram

The Siberian town of Tankograd: birthplace of the Soviet nuclear bomb and now the most radioactive place on earth. We follow the town's world-class dance group as they search for meaning through artistic expression in this New Russia.

UNDER AFRICAN SKIES

Dir: Joe Berlinger

Paul Simon's 'Graceland' sold millions of copies worldwide, uniting cultures and bringing international attention to the music of South Africa. 25 years on, he returns for a reunion tour, celebrating the music and confronting his contentious breaking of the UN's cultural boycott of Apartheid South Africa.

REPUBLIC OF SOYA

Dir: Luca Lucarini & Jamie King

Uncovers the new model of power that is taking hold of South America. Argentina has been at the helm of GM Soy production since the late 1990's. Dubbed the new form of Western colonialism, Republic of Soya gets to the core of this destructive Agro-colonisation.

In Queens, NY a group of imaginative tinkerers from Trinidad created something no-one had ever seen before: enormous stereo systems rigged onto ordinary bmx bikes. Travelling together they treat the neighborhood to an outrageous impromptu music and dance party on wheels.