In 1944 in Alabama, Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black woman, was raped by six white men. Against formidable odds, Taylor pressed charges, shifting the course of the Civil Rights Movement. Nancy Buirsky's illuminating documentary remembers a woman who continues to inspire in today's #MeToo Movement.

GREY GARDENS

Dir:  Albert Maysles & David Maysles & Ellen Hovde & Muffie Meyer

A chance to see the Maysles brothers best loved film about a pair of reclusive New York socialites who live together in a dilapidated Hamptons mansion.

Pioneering Aboriginal painter Albert Namatjira carved out his place in art history with his expressionist landscapes. Yet when the copyright to his work was posthumously sold off, his family take up the fight to restore his legacy.

The Wolf of Wall Street for the shipping industry, The Outsider is a slick documentary that gains unique access to the early moments of a banking scandal and the daily life of one of the world’s most inventive businessmen.

THAT SUMMER + Q&A

Dir: Göran Hugo Olsson

Directed by acclaimed Swedish filmmaker Göran Hugo Olsson, That Summer centres on the film project artist Peter Beard initiated together with the incandescent Lee Radziwill about her relatives: the Beales of Grey Gardens.

18-yr-old Kostia takes us around his sleepy village in Belarus meeting his family and friends, in this atmospheric observation of small-town life in a country stifled by an autocratic president.

THE POETESS

Dir: Stefanie Brockhaus & Andy Wolff

Speaking out against oppression, extremism and her patriarchal society, Saudi poetess Hissa Hilal storms her way through the rounds of the Arab world’s biggest televised poetry competition in this inspiring film.

THE DEMINER

Dir: Hogir Hirori & Shinwar Kamal

With nail-biting tension, The Deminer follows an extraordinary man on a personal mission to dismantle the thousands of deadly landmines still littering Iraq, armed only with a pocket knife and a wire-cutter.

An extraordinary portrait of a quiet society on the cusp between isolation and change, Without this World observes the closed community of Mennonites living an 18th Century life in the rural Argentina. 

EVEN WHEN I FALL

Dir: Sky Neal & Kate McLarnon

A group of young trafficking survivors reclaim the breath-taking skills they learnt in corrupt Indian circuses to forge a future for themselves back home in Nepal, setting up Circus Kathmandu.

Starting at the beach on Lesbos, Another News Story travels across Europe alongside refugees, turning the camera on the international journalists who follow them and the role they play in representing the crisis to the world.

Two perspectives on the global arms trade from experts at different ends of the spectrum – a former war correspondent and an arms trade dealer. Through archive footage and close-up interviews, Johan Grimonprez’ latest is a thoughtful and at times shocking provocation of the devastating effects of war.

SLOVO HOUSE

Dir: Taras Tomenko

Taras Tomenko’s gripping Slovo House conjures up the vibrant community of writers in 1920's Ukraine, and traces how this supposed paradise turned into a living hell.