ALL THIS PANIC

Dir: Jenny Gage

★★★★ "Astonishing"  - The Guardian

★★★★★ "A considerably more complex, compassionate depiction of the transition into adulthood than is provided in most films, whether fiction or documentary"  - The Skinny

ALL GOVERNMENTS LIE

Dir: Fred Peabody

A look at the legacy of maverick American journalist I.F. Stone, whose one-man crusade against government deception lives on in the work of such contemporary filmmakers and journalists as Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald and Michael Moore. 

A DOCTOR'S SWORD + Q&A

Dir: Gary Lennon

Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the WWII bombing of Nagasaki, here is the almost unbelievable tale of a young man who survived some of the most harrowing episodes of World War II (including the atomic bombing of Nagasaki)...

ADDICTED TO SHEEP

Dir: Magali Pettier

Director Magali Pettier follows a year in the North Penines on the farm of the Hutchinsons; beautifully capturing both the stark, stunning beauty of the landscape, and the brutally hard graft it takes just to survive. And a lot of sheep.

A FULLER LIFE

Dir: Samantha Fuller

A gripping tribute to a true American maverick. Samuel Fuller's adventure-filled life encompassed every major turning point in the 20th-century. His body of work is one of the most radical and exhilarating in the history of cinema.

ALTMAN

Dir: Ron Mann

Innovative, rule-breaking and truly independent, maverick director Robert Altman changed the face of American cinema, with 70s classics including M*A*S*H (1970). Ron Mann’s illuminating doc reveals the man behind the films.

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.

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.

ARMADILLO

Dir: Janus Metz

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. 

ALBINO UNITED

Dir: Barney Broomfield & Marc Hoeferlin & Juan Reina

Tanzania, where albinos are murdered and their body parts used for 'magic' potions, a brave group of albinos are using football to spread the message that they too are members of society.

A STONE'S THROW AWAY

Dir: Line Halvorsen

This powerful documentary follows the lives of three Palestinian boys from the Dheisheh refugee camp after their thirteen-year-old friend is shot and killed by Israeli soldiers. The children amuse themselves by throwing stones at Israeli tanks. 

AFGHAN STAR + Dir. Q&A

Dir: Havana Marking

Afghan Star was watched by a third of the population of Afghanistan. Over 11 million people, in voting for their favourites, experienced a taste of democracy. Afghan Star is a small but significant unifying force for the country's diverse ethnic groups; a celebration of hope in the midst of adversity, 'the aim is to take the people's hand from weapons to music'.

A LESSON OF BELARUSIAN

Dir: Miroslaw Dembinski

A Lesson of Belarusian follows the story of Franek Viacorka studying at an elite school to promote the Belarusian language. The school was banned in 2003, a victim of the anti – democratic rule of President Alexander Lukashenka.

A CRUDE AWAKENING - THE OIL CRASH + Q&A

Dir: Ray McCormack & Basil Gelpke

The inconceivable changes facing the world as oil becomes ever more scarce. Directors Gelpke and McCormack show how our exploitation of oil has led not only to fabulous lifestyles our ancestors could never have imagined, but also ongoing political and economic instability worldwide. 

A STONE'S THROW AWAY

Dir: Line Halvorsen

This powerful documentary follows the lives of three Palestinian boys from the Dheisheh refugee camp after their thirteen-year-old friend is shot and killed by Israeli soldiers. The children amuse themselves by throwing stones at Israeli tanks. 

AN INJURY TO ONE

Dir: Travis Wilkerson

An Injury To One provides a corrective—and absolutely compelling—glimpse of a particularly volatile moment in early 20th century American labor history: the rise and fall of Butte, Montana.