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Dir: Mads Brügger

A strange, enigmatic and decadent white diplomat arrives in central Africa. Officially he is there to start a factory that produces matches – this, to employ locals and teach how to make this simple piece of fire-making equipment. Unofficially he is really there to gain access to vast reserves of diamonds.


Dir: Jessica Yu

Director Jessica Yu presents a powerful argument for why the global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century. Last Call at the Oasis exposes the neglected problem of impending global water shortage, and features those who fight for the countless American residents who suffer from water pollution, including activist Erin Brockovich. With shocking facts from distinguished experts, the film is an urgent wake-up call.


Dir: Kim Longinotto

'A girl's life is cruel...A woman's life is very cruel', notes the formidable Sampat Pal Devi, leader of the Pink Sari-wearing Gulabi Gang. From highly-acclaimed director Kim Longinotto, Pink Saris is a finely-crafted and classically observational documentary, partraying a complex figure with honesty and empathy, and giving a window onto the reality for many women in Northern India.

Amid the global coverage of uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Syria, protests in the island kingdom of Bahrain went largely ignored. Shot undercover in Bahrain over the course of three months, Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark follows the saga of the Arab revolution that was abandoned by the Arabs, forsaken by the West and forgotten by the world.


Dir: Ken Burns & David McMahon & Sarah Burns

In April 1989, five black and Hispanic teenagers from Harlem were arrested for the brutal assault and rape of a white woman in Central Park. After hours of intense interrogations, the youths confessed and were sentenced to long prison terms.


Dir: Gabriela Cowperthwaite

A mesmerizing psychological thriller with a killer whale at its centre, Blackfish is the first film since Grizzly Man to show how nature can get revenge on man when pushed to its limits.

Beware of Mr Baker

Dir: Jay Bulger

At home with rock 'n' roll monster Ginger Baker, Cream's legendary Scarlet-maned hell-raising drummer. This no-holds-barred, sad and hilarious portrait of the man referred to as rock's first great drummer lets him tell his own story, intercut with footage of his continent-hopping life.

Bill Cunningham New York

Dir: Richard Press

Bill Cunningham is a New York Times photographer now in his 80s. For decades this cultural anthropologist has been obsessively inventively chronicling fashion trends. A funny and poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.