A real-life epic, My Childhood, My Country follows the life of a 7-year old Afghan boy, Mir Hussain over 20 years, as he grows from child to man to father in one of the most embattled countries in the world.
Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song is the definitive exploration of the singer-songwriter and poet's creative life and career, told through the prism of this internationally renowned song, with its ever-evolving lyrics and creative interpretations.
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.
Made within the context of The Folk Memory Project, Self-Portrait: Fairy Tale in 47KM is part of an ongoing participatory documentary project exploring the personal histories of the Great Chinese Famine of 1959 to 1961. Playing as part of Open City Documentary Festival 2022.
Organised by Union Docs with programmer Cíntia Gil, this programme explores the psychology of the encounter, the performance of situational power, and how the production of narrative can be the ground where those tensions operate. Playing as part of Open City Documentary Festival 2022.
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.
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.