One of the most innovative sound designers of his time, Conny Plank pioneered ‘Kraut-rock’ and ‘neue deutsche welle’ from his sound studio near Cologne. Here, director Stephan Plank picks up the thread of his father’s legacy on a journey to rediscover Conny’s impact on music history.

CHAVELA

Dir: Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi

Chavela Vargas revolutionised music in Mexico with her hypnotic raspy voice singing music traditionally reserved for men. This film tells the epic story of her fearless life, emotive music and passionate love affairs.

COMPLICIT + Dir. Q&A

Dir: Heather White & Lynn Zhang

Complicit follows Chinese factory migrant worker-turned-activist Yi Yeting as he takes on the global electronic industry in a bid to defend the lives of millions of Chinese people from becoming terminally ill due to working conditions.

CHAVELA, Oct 3rd 2017

Dir: Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi

Chavela Vargas revolutionised music in Mexico with her hypnotic raspy voice singing music traditionally reserved for men. This film tells the epic story of her fearless life, emotive music and passionate love affairs.

In this thrilling ocean adventure, Jeff Orlowski (Chasing Ice) is joined by a team of divers, photographers and scientists in his investigation into why coral reefs are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. 

Urban Lab Films present the award-winning Cities of Sleep, a documentary displaying the tremendous social and political pressure that sleep exerts on the homeless in Delhi, where securing a safe sleeping spot can often become a question of life and death.

Migrant farmer Chen Jun moved his family from rural Hebei Province to Beijing, making a living by farming a leased plot of land. In 2010, the ruthless expansion of Beijing reached Chen Jun's threshold when his landlord demanded their plot back in order to build on the land. 

After 20 years of media speculation and public hysteria, the unsolved death of six-year-old American beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey remains one of the world’s most sensational child murder cases. Casting JonBenet is a genre-defying exploration of the macabre and complicated legacy of this tiny starlet.

Critically acclaimed filmmaker Vitaly Mansky’s intimate new documentary finds him crisscrossing Ukraine in the wake of the Maidan uprising, which has left his relatives scattered on both sides of a highly charged and dizzyingly complex political situation.

A chilling nightmare plays out at a Titan II missile complex in Arkansas in September 1980. A worker accidentally drops a socket, puncturing the fuel tank of an intercontinental ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead...

When pro kayaker Rafa Ortiz decides to follow his dream to paddle over Niagara Falls, he sets in motion an incredible series of events that eventually takes on a life of their own. 

CECILIA

Dir: Pankaj Johar

When Cecilia’s 14-year-old daughter is trafficked and found dead, she decides to fight for justice - forcing her to navigate a complex network of cops, traffickers, judges, lawyers, villagers and family members.

Tiffany & Co. has captured the aspirational dreams of the world with its legendary jewels, signature blue box, and timeless elegance and sophistication. From past to present, from the behind the scenes characters to those...

CHEMSEX

Dir: Max Gogarty & William Fairman

This powerful film tells the stories of gay men whose lives have been affected by a rising phenomenon; Chemsex. Offering unprecedented access, this new doc is an unflinching journey into the dark underworld of modern, urban gay life.

One week after the 1967 ‘Six-Day War’, renowned author Amos Oz and editor Avraham Shapira recorded intimate conversations with soldiers returning from the battlefield. Fifty years later we observe the same men listening back to their harrowing confessions for the first time.