Creating provocative theatre carries great personal risks, but for the members of the Belarus Free Theatre the risks include censorship, imprisonment, and worse. Director Madeleine Sackler goes behind the scenes to cover a dramatic year in the life of an acclaimed troupe of imaginative and subversive performers.
Destroyed homes, threats at gunpoint and high-court action, this battle by three young people to stand up for their rights is a testimony to people power. It's a journey of brave young hearts demanding what they were all promised by Mandela – a home.
In Zimbabwe in 2009, a story of heroic proportions began to unfold. Under the stranglehold of Mugabe's dictatorship two men from opposing sides were given a herculean task – form a new, democratic constitution for their country. With astonishing access to the entire process Democrats is a film of high drama, fortitude, violence and ultimate transformation.
Something doesn't add up for seasoned reporter Jeremy Scahill, when the scene of a supposed Taliban honour killing in the village of Khatabeh in Afghanistan starts to sound more like a botched (and covered up) US military night raid. As Scahill delves deeper, it becomes clear that this is just the tip of the iceberg.