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.
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.
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.
On the eve of the US Presidential Election, we have an exclusive preview of this film which gets to grips with the truth about who really runs American politics.
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.
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.
The Nasa people of southern Colombia are fighting to reclaim their ancestral land. Charismatic leader Lucho Acosta believes in non-violent civil resistance, but as clashes with police intensify and the government reneges on its promises, Acosta's beliefs are tested to their core.
During Pinochet's long regime, a motley crew of photojournalists gradually brought about a revolution. In the middle of bloody riots and protests, they learned their craft and created many of the now legendary images. For them, taking pictures was a type of resistance.
The 52nd anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, in the sedate village of Sierra Maestra. A quiet life is transformed for a celebration, as bullhorns blast out ideological slogans that are 52 years old. But what happens the following day when the party is over?
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.
Capturing Chile's mass student demonstrations against the most heavily privatised education system in the world, 'Protest Chile' shows the dynamics of the movement and the profound issues it raises about democracy in Chile.
2,000 miles of fencing separate Mexico from the USA, designed to stem the flow of immigrants crossing the border. Mexican filmmaker David Pablos observes life at the partition, where separated families, friends and lovers gather, either side of the metal grille.
Director Marc Silver and Gael García Bernal meet migrants on the route of one of the most dangerous journeys in the world – crossing illegally from Mexico into the U.S.A – where many ask themselves if they will make it alive.
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.
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.
As the revolution in Yemen unfolds, struggling tour guide Kais turns from government supporter to passionate protester.
A portrait of Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, a formidable figure in the Irish civil rights movement.
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.
Behind the scenes all-access drama as hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest reunite to perform sold-out gigs across the states.