Chronicling the civil uprising against the regime of president Yanukovych that took place in Kiev's main square last winter, Director Sergei Loznitsa presents a powerful document of a historic turning point for Ukraine.

RED LINES + Q&A with Razan

Dir: Andrea Kalin & Oliver Lukacs

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...

I Am Divine

Dir: Jeffrey Schwarz

Featuring contributions from friends and collaborators and rare archive footage, this documentary tells the story of how a shy kid from Baltimore transformed himself into Divine, the most notorious and renowned drag icon in the world. A rich and definitive study of one of cinema's true originals.


Dir: Orlando von Einsiedel

Deep in the rainforests of eastern Congo lies Virunga, Africa's oldest national park, and the last remaining home of the mountain gorilla. With a brutal civil war creeping ever closer the park is under threat like never before...

"Why is the killing of a million a lesser crime than the killing of an individual?" Raphael Lemkin changed the course of history with this one question. Watchers of the Sky explores the life and legacy of Lemkin...

Down by Law

Dir: George Amponsah

George Amponsah will discuss the ups and downs of making an independently financed, politically charged documentary feature in the UK. This event is part of the Open City Docs Festival.