A young girl from the Hmong ethnic minority of northern Vietnam is caught between her community's traditions and the world she glimpses through her schooling, in Vietnamese director Diễm Hà Lệ's compelling and challenging feature debut.

Dry Ground Burning

Dir: Joana Pimenta & Adirley Queirós

Dry Ground Burning explores the turbulence of contemporary Brazil through the prism of the Gasolineiras de Kebradas: fearless Chitara, her sister Léa and their all-female gang in the Sol Nascente favela on the edge of Brasília, who hijack a pipeline in order to sell oil to their community.

What will future generations think of us in a historical context? Will they look back on us with despair? Who We Were observes thecurrent state of the world, accompanied by six intellectuals and scientists who reflect on the present and postulate about the future.

This film plays out in Ukraine on a single day: March 14, 2022, the 2,944th day of the Russian-Ukrainian War. In the last few weeks, intense warfare has surreally mixed places and people and created a post-apocalyptic dimension revealing new qualities and roles.

Having participated in competition surfing worldwide, 14-year-old Scottish, under-18 champion, Ben Larg, is prepared to put his life on the line to ride one of the biggest and most dangerous cold water waves in the world at Mullaghmore, Ireland.

In Focus: Alexandra Cuesta, is the first UK survey of her work and includes all her completed films as well as other films selected by Cuesta, with an emphasis on recent productions by Ecuadorian filmmakers and artists. Playing as part of Open City Documentary Festival 2022.

Free Chol Soo Lee

Dir: Julie Ha & Eugene Yi

Sentenced to death for a lurid 1973 San Francisco murder, Korean immigrant Chol Soo Lee was set free after a pan-Asian solidarity movement of Korean, Japanese, and Chinese Americans helped to overturn his conviction.

The untold story of a band of renegade surfer girls who took on the male-dominated professional surfing world in a fight for inclusion, recognition and equality, creating their own professional sport and changing surf culture forever.

Blind Ambition

Dir: Warwick Ross & Rob Coe

An unlikely team of Zimbabwean sommeliers travel to France to enter the World Wine Tasting Championship in this immensely enjoyable doc that says as much about optimism and resilience as it does about noses and palates.

Filmed over nine years, Children of Las Brisas follows the intertwining lives of a group of children from the Venezuelan barrios, as they struggle to become professional musicians in a country on the verge of collapse.

Rikke Brewer and best friend Aiden Knox, ‘failing’ working-class teenagers, hone their spectacular UrbEx stunts and gravity-defying Parkour skills, hoping that millions of 'likes' will be their ticket out of boring Guildford.

Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time

Dir: Robert B. Weide & Don Argott

Experience the extraordinary life of author Kurt Vonnegut Jr, through the 25-year friendship with the filmmaker who set out to document it. A dazzling, worthy tribute to the much-loved author of Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five.