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COMPLICIT + Dir. Q&A

Dir: Heather White & Lynn Zhang

Complicit follows Chinese factory migrant worker-turned-activist Yi Yeting as he takes on the global electronic industry in a bid to defend the lives of millions of Chinese people from becoming terminally ill due to working conditions.

CHAVELA

Dir: Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi

Chavela Vargas revolutionised music in Mexico with her hypnotic raspy voice singing music traditionally reserved for men. This film tells the epic story of her fearless life, emotive music and passionate love affairs.

CITIES OF SLEEP + Q&A

Dir: Shaunak Sen

Urban Lab Films present the award-winning Cities of Sleep, a documentary displaying the tremendous social and political pressure that sleep exerts on the homeless in Delhi, where securing a safe sleeping spot can often become a question of life and death.

Migrant farmer Chen Jun moved his family from rural Hebei Province to Beijing, making a living by farming a leased plot of land. In 2010, the ruthless expansion of Beijing reached Chen Jun's threshold when his landlord demanded their plot back in order to build on the land. 

CASTING JONBENET

Dir: Kitty Green

After 20 years of media speculation and public hysteria, the unsolved death of six-year-old American beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey remains one of the world’s most sensational child murder cases. Casting JonBenet is a genre-defying exploration of the macabre and complicated legacy of this tiny starlet.

CLOSE RELATIONS (RODNYE)

Dir: Vitaly Mansky

Critically acclaimed filmmaker Vitaly Mansky’s intimate new documentary finds him crisscrossing Ukraine in the wake of the Maidan uprising, which has left his relatives scattered on both sides of a highly charged and dizzyingly complex political situation.

COMMAND AND CONTROL

Dir: Robert Kenner

A chilling nightmare plays out at a Titan II missile complex in Arkansas in September 1980. A worker accidentally drops a socket, puncturing the fuel tank of an intercontinental ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead...

CHEMSEX

Dir: Max Gogarty & William Fairman

This powerful film tells the stories of gay men whose lives have been affected by a rising phenomenon; Chemsex. Offering unprecedented access, this new doc is an unflinching journey into the dark underworld of modern, urban gay life.

CENSORED VOICES

Dir: Mor Loushy

One week after the 1967 ‘Six-Day War’, renowned author Amos Oz and editor Avraham Shapira recorded intimate conversations with soldiers returning from the battlefield. Fifty years later we observe the same men listening back to their harrowing confessions for the first time.