MACHINES

Dir: Rahul Jain

Inside a sprawling textile factory, Machines observes the lives of workers consumed by monotonous manual labour in degrading conditions. The film weaves an evocative and relentless portrait of inequality, oppression and the huge divide between rich and poor. 

BLACK CODE

Dir: Nicholas de Pencier

Exposing how the internet is being controlled and manipulated by governments in order to censor and monitor their citizens, Black Code examines the complex global impact that the internet has had on matters of free speech, privacy and activism.

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. 

LA 92 + Panel Discussion

Dir: Dan Lindsay & TJ Martin

Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, new feature documentary LA 92 immerses viewers in that tumultuous period through stunning and rarely seen archival footage. 

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.

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.

5 BROKEN CAMERAS + PANEL

Dir: Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi

The extraordinary story of a Palestinian village's resistance to encroaching Israeli settlements is brought to life powerfully, eloquently and personally, through the footage from Emad Burnat's five bullet-ridden and broken cameras...

GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM

Dir: Todd Wider & Jedd Wider

"Some of the most beautiful cinematography to ever be seen in a documentary. Pure poetry."  - Digital Journal

"God Knows Where I Am is one of those rare, beautiful films that has the courage to dwell in its own sadness. This is the kind of documentary that inspires." - Missoula Independent

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.