HOOLIGAN SPARROW + Q&A

Dir: Nanfu Wang

The danger is palpable as intrepid young filmmaker Nanfu Wang follows maverick activist Ye Haiyan (a.k.a Hooligan Sparrow) and her band of colleagues to Hainan Province in southern China, to protest the case of six elementary school girls...

HOMO SAPIENS

Dir: Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Homo Sapiens, the latest film from multi award winning director, Nikolaus Geyrhalter (Over the Years, Abendland, Our Daily Bread) explores the finiteness and fragility of human existence, the end of the industrial age, and what it means to be a human being.

HOOLIGAN SPARROW

Dir: Nanfu Wang

The danger is palpable as intrepid young filmmaker Nanfu Wang follows maverick activist Ye Haiyan (a.k.a Hooligan Sparrow) and her band of colleagues to Hainan Province in southern China, to protest the case of six elementary school girls...

HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT

Dir: Kent Jones

In 1962 Hitchcock and Truffaut locked themselves away in Hollywood for a week to excavate the secrets behind the mise-en-scène in cinema. Based on the original recordings of this meeting this film illustrates the greatest cinema lesson of all time.

HOMME LESS

Dir: Thomas Wirthensohn

By day Mark seems to live the glamorous New York lifestyle that many would envy. Handsome and always impeccably dressed, the charismatic former male model works as a fashion photographer, appears in movies and attends the best parties...

HARLAN COUNTY U.S.A.

Dir: Barbara Kopple

Barbara Kopple's Academy Award-winning Harlan County U.S.A unflinchingly documents a gruelling coal miners' strike in a small Kentucky town. With unprecedented access, Kopple and her crew captured the miners' sometimes violent struggles with strike-breakers, local police and company thugs. 

HIWAR

Dir: Kifaya Saleh

For years a group of Iraqi artists and writers had wanted to establish a cultural centre in Baghdad. After 8 years of war with Iran, the Gulf War of 1991 and the ongoing sanctions, it was clear that there was no point in waiting for peace.

HEARTS AND MINDS

Dir: Peter Davis

Director Peter Davis assembles newsreels, interviews and footage shot in Vietnam and the US to create a searing and incisive thesis that carefully balances both the American and the Vietnamese experiences of the war. 

HIDDEN WARS OF DESERT STORM

Dir: Audrey Brohy

Narrated by British actor John Hurt, Hidden Wars, offers insights about the history of Western involvement in the Middle-East, about the origins of the Gulf war and about the very course of the war itself. It also reveals the hidden U.S. Government's political agenda behind the ongoing embargo strangling the population of Iraq and also about the not-so-mysterious Gulf war syndrome plaguing both veterans and local populations.