SAFARI

Dir: Ulrich Seidl

Master provocateur Ulrich Seidl returns in unnerving style with a macabre examination of trophy hunting and the luxury tourist trade that accompanies it. A vacation movie about killing; a killer movie about human nature.

MY GENERATION

Dir: David Batty

This engaging and playful documentary, narrated by and starring the inimitable Michael Caine, chronicles the cultural revolution of the Swinging Sixties and the societal upheaval it caused, which still resonates today.  

STILL WATERS + Q&A

Dir: Peter Gordon

In his tiny, one-room school in Brooklyn, Stephen Haff teaches forty kids reading, creative writing and Latin. His classes are free, and offered to the children of Latino immigrant families, creating a much needed creative haven for kids who are often overlooked.

BETWEEN LAND AND SEA

Dir: Ross Whitaker

The immense beauty of Ireland’s west coast forms the striking backdrop to this year-in-the-life of seaside surf town Lahinch. Filmed with deep affection for the town, Ross Whitaker’s portrait of the community is an uplifting testament to the awesome draw of the surf.

THE LONG SEASON

Dir: Leonard Retel Helmrich

Renowned filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich follows the highs and lows of daily life for the Syrians living in Majdal Anjar refugee camp. With extraordinary intimacy, he reveals the real lives behind the statistics of a refugee crisis.

A SUITABLE GIRL

Dir: Sarita Khurana & Smriti Mundhra

Dipti, Amrita, and Ritu are all young, modern women in India looking to get married - some desperately, some reluctantly. A Suitable Girl follows them over the course of four years, intimately capturing their thoughts on arranged marriage.

RESTREPO

Dir: Sebastian Junger & Tim Hetherington

For 15 months, filmmakers Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger were embedded with a US platoon in Afghanistan’s hostile Korengal Valley, shadowing their every move. Winner of the 2010 Sundance Grand Jury Prize, Restrepo is as close as it gets to seeing what life as a soldier is really like.

JANE

Dir: Brett Morgen

Crafted from never-seen-before archive footage, acclaimed filmmaker Brett Morgen tells the extraordinary and inspiring story of British primatologist Jane Goodall and the profound effect the animals she loved had on her life. 

MOUNTAIN

Dir: Jennifer Peedom

This gloriously cinematic essay chronicles the spellbinding attraction of mountains and humanity’s desire to scale their heights. Mountain is an ode to the beauty, mystery, and power of the world’s highest peaks.

MAKALA

Dir: Emmanuel Gras

A young man from a village in the Congo hopes to offer his family a better future. When he sets out on an exhausting, perilous journey to sell the fruit of his labour, he discovers the true value of his efforts, and the price of his dreams.