A moving portrait of the photographer, Jane Brown, her quiet determination working in an almost exclusively male world, her unique working method and how the sorrow of her early childhood informed her unique photographic style.
The Chinese state's shabby treatment of its independent artists comes into sharp focus in Zheng Kuo's epic documentation of the enforced evictions from three "artist colonies" in East Beijing during the freezing winter of 2010/11. Featuring chinese artist Ai Weiwei The Cold Winter is a spirited contribution to the fight for grass-roots democracy in China.
14-year-old Hai has been kicked out of school. With a cigarette hanging from his mouth, he wanders around town, stealing, fighting and terrorising the village with his motorcycle gang. A wild, harsh but also funny portrayal of Chinese teenage life.
Rodriguez was the greatest 70s US rock icon who never was. Momentarily hailed as the finest recording artist of his generation, he disappeared into oblivion – rising again from the ashes in a completely different context. An extraordinary film about hope, inspiration and the resonating power of music.
Academy-award winning documentary. A feel-good celebration of the unknown voices behind music's most recognisable hits. Neville tells the tales of five backing singers – Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Judith Hill, Claudia Lennear and Lisa Fischer.
The Mississippi River Flood of 1927 remains the biggest in American history. This mesmerising new doc from filmmaker Bill Morrison is created from hours of archive footage from 1927 and set to a score by jazz legend Bill Frisell.
As mass protests and violent clashes shake Belarus for a fifth week, join our free online screening of this searing portrait of the provocative theatre group risking their lives to challenge President Lukashenko, Europe's last dictator.
In a startling loop of time and memory, Granito: How to Nail a Dictator (2011) shows how a filmmaker's first documentary was instrumental in indicting Ríos Montt.
A close-quarter portrait of a group of undocumented Iranian immigrants who are stranded and struggling to survive in Athens. Intimate and unflinching, Stop-Over is a rare insight into the dehumanising effects of life in limbo.
With the pace and intrigue of a spy thriller, Plot for Peace tells the extraordinary story of the French businessman - Jean-Yves Ollivier - who worked behind the scenes to unite South Africa's neighbouring states against racial division.
Few twentieth-century figures have moved as fluidly and forcefully between the worlds of politics, literature, drama, film, historical debate, and the culture wars as Gore Vidal...