LAS MADRES DE PLAZA DE MAYO

Dir: Susana Blaustein Munoz & Lourdes Portillo

This Academy award-nominated documentary about the Argentinian mothers' movement to demand to know the fate of 30,000 "disappeared" sons and daughters remains as extraordinarily powerful as when it was first released. As well as giving an understanding of Argentinian history in the '70s and '80s, LAS MADRES shows the empowerment of women in a society where women are expected to be silent. LAS MADRES provides a banner of hope in the international struggle for human rights.

Fellini: I'm a Born Liar is a 2002 French documentary based on Federico Fellini's last confessions in Rome in 91 and 92, the film eschews straightforward biography to highlight the Italian director's unorthodox working methods, conscience, and philosophy.

BELONGING

Dir: Tamara Gordon

This is a film with a gripping personal narrative, with tears and triumph, with some humour as well as disappointment. And in the most painful and poignant way shows life in Cambodia today.

Mike is an ex-boxer who lives in Salford with his son Thomas and tries to give Thomas a way out of poverty and crime - the art of boxing. As Thomas' first fight approaches, he father asks: 'Are you going to make me proud?'

Roger and Me is a feature-length documentary film chronicling the efforts of the world's largest corporation, General Motors, as it turns its hometown of Flint, Michigan, into a ghost town.

Straddling a line between documentary and science fiction, Werner Herzog's Lessons of Darkness is an epic visual poem set in the burning oil fields of Kuwait following the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War.