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PECKING ORDER

Dir: Slavko Martinov

For a historic club in Christchurch, competitive poultry pageantry is not only a hobby – it’s an obsession. Watch the feathers fly in the lead up to the NZ National Show, as they battle tradition, and each other, in their quest for glory.

PUBLIC HOUSE + DIR. Q&A

Dir: Sarah Turner

When their local pub was sold to property developers as part of the ongoing gentrification of South London, a community group came together to take back the space. Public House weaves together their voices through dance, poetry and song to embody their resistance.

P.S. JERUSALEM

Dir: Danae Elon

Filmmaker Danae Elon began to film her young sons the moment she and her partner Philip decided to leave New York and return to Jerusalem. The decision was prompted by the death of her father, leading Israeli intellectual and critic Amos Elon...

PEAK

Dir: Hannes Lang

Skiing. One of the most popular leisure activities in the winter: perfect powder snow, mountains, fresh air and après ski. Over the course of one year Peak follows the building and production processes around winter tourism...

Pick of Doc/Fest: CONTAINMENT

Dir: Robb Moss & Peter Galison

Part observational essay filmed in weapons plants, Fukushima and deep underground—and part graphic novel—Containment weaves between an uneasy present and an imaginative, troubled far future, exploring the idea that over millennia, nothing stays put.

PALIO

Dir: Cosima Spender

Siena is home to the world’s oldest and most dangerous horse race: the Palio. Every summer riders compete through the Piazza del Campo where taking bribes and making deals is just is essential.

PINE RIDGE

Dir: Anna Eborn

It's a long, hot summer in South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation. Through a series of intimate portraits we are introduced to the young heart of Native America - a generation ghettoised from society...

Pina

Dir: Wim Wenders

A feature-length dance film featuring the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal, illustrating the unique and inspirational art of the great German choreographer, Pina Bausch, who died in the summer of 2009.