When Pamela Yates made her first documentary, When the Mountains Tremble (1982), she could not have imagined that 30 years later it would be used as forensic evidence in the trial against Guatemalan ex-dictator Efraín Ríos Montt.
In 1982, Pamela Yates was a novice documentary maker setting out to tell the story of the oppression of the indigenous people of Guatemala. She could not have imagined that thirty years later this extraordinary film would become part of the trial that indicted Guatemalan dictator Ríos Montt.
With his American culture, his youth and notoriety, and his gift for public relations, Benjamin Millepied is about to dramatically shake up, upset and rejuvenate the prestigious French institution, Opéra National de Paris.
This is a side of war you don't see. Telling the dramatic story of two Syrians from vastly different walks of life who are thrown together through the circumstances of war, Red Lines is a gripping film highlighting the resilience of the Syrian people...
Between 1975 and 1979, at least 250,000 Cambodian women were forced to marry Khmer Rouge soldiers they had never met before in a concerted effort by the regime to increase the population. Sochan Pen was one of them. Aged 16, she was beaten and raped by her husband before managing to escape, albeit deeply scarred by the trauma of her experience.
The Nasa people of southern Colombia are fighting to reclaim their ancestral land. Charismatic leader Lucho Acosta believes in non-violent civil resistance, but as clashes with police intensify and the government reneges on its promises, Acosta's beliefs are tested to their core.
During Pinochet's long regime, a motley crew of photojournalists gradually brought about a revolution. In the middle of bloody riots and protests, they learned their craft and created many of the now legendary images. For them, taking pictures was a type of resistance.
The 52nd anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, in the sedate village of Sierra Maestra. A quiet life is transformed for a celebration, as bullhorns blast out ideological slogans that are 52 years old. But what happens the following day when the party is over?
Deep in the Peruvian jungle, a group of indigenous people protest at the airfield of a multinational oil company. When a policeman is killed and the leaders are arrested, young, impassioned Fachin Ruíz sets out to prove their innocence, resulting in the first public debate on minority rights throughout Peru.
Capturing Chile's mass student demonstrations against the most heavily privatised education system in the world, 'Protest Chile' shows the dynamics of the movement and the profound issues it raises about democracy in Chile.
2,000 miles of fencing separate Mexico from the USA, designed to stem the flow of immigrants crossing the border. Mexican filmmaker David Pablos observes life at the partition, where separated families, friends and lovers gather, either side of the metal grille.
Director Marc Silver and Gael García Bernal meet migrants on the route of one of the most dangerous journeys in the world – crossing illegally from Mexico into the U.S.A – where many ask themselves if they will make it alive.
Uncovers the new model of power that is taking hold of South America. Argentina has been at the helm of GM Soy production since the late 1990's. Dubbed the new form of Western colonialism, Republic of Soya gets to the core of this destructive Agro-colonisation.
The directors won the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance last year as they dig in with the US Marines Second Platoon in one of Afghanistan's most strategically crucial valleys. The film reveals extraordinary insight in to the surreal combination of back-breaking labour, deadly firefights and camaraderie.
This film evokes an apocalyptic vision. Once America's fourth largest city, Detroit was built by the car for the car, with the first freeways, suburbs, and shopping centres, it embodied the American dream. Now it's a dystopic city.
The idealism and optimism of young people in Finland in the 1960s and '70s created a youth culture where a better world seemed just around the corner and socialism seemed like a real alternative. Brimming with music, archive footage and contemporary interviews, Revolution captures the spirit of an age, and asks the poignant question, what happens to the idealism of youth?
Soon after the 2003 Iraq war, filmmaker Maysoon Pachachi returns to Baghdad after 35 years. She accompanies her father, 80-year Adnan who has returned to head a committee drafting a temporary constitution and Bill of Rights. We follow this torturous process, with its arguments over wording changes demanded by Washington or compromises to satisfy sectarian interests.
An intimate portrait of a couple who live in the slums of Manila. Riles: Life on the Tracks screened in many film festivals, won the Royal Television Award for Best Student Factual Film in the UK, Best Documentary at the CineManila International Film Festival, and was subsequently acquired for broadcast by the British Broadcasting Corporation.