CARTEL LAND

Dir: Matthew Heineman

With unprecedented access, Cartel Land is an alarming journey with two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels.

The lead singer of Nirvana and reluctant posterboy of a generation gets his first ever fully authorised documentary feature, blending Kurt Cobain’s personal archive of art, written word, music and never-before-seen home movies.

Refusing to succumb to taboos around working women in conservative Moroccan society, Khadija makes a successful living as a camerawoman at weddings in Casablanca, despite her family's disapproval.

Nuclear disarmament is a somewhat overlooked issue, since Gorbachev and Reagan failed to seal the deal in the 90s. The ticking time-bomb that looms almost forgotten by the world is revived by Lucy Walker. She defines the major danger that nuclear warheads constitute, from terrorism, miscalculation or accident and the 'Dr Strangelove' scenario.

CLIENT 9

Dir: Alex Gibney

Former New York Governor, Eliot Spitzer, rose to the top, fuelled by genius of ambition and then lost it all, seemingly in a blaze of bad behaviour. Incredible true story.

Arnold and Elaine Friedman were a seemingly typical couple. All appeared to be happy in their lives until November 1987, when police raided their home after Arnold and Jesse were accused of multiple counts of child molestation.

CATFISH

Dir: Ariel Schulman & Henry Joost

In 2007 the filmmakers sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel's brother, Nev. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives.

Moore explores the issue he has been examining throughout his career: the disastrous impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans and the rest of the world. It explores what price Americans pay for their love of capitalism.

An anti-Nazi propaganda film from Warners where Robinson plays a G-Man ferreting out Nazi Fifth Columnists working in America. The film achieved great popular and critical success in America, but was banned in many Latin American and European countries.

CORRIDOR #8

Dir: Boris Despodov

In 1997 the EU launched Corridor # 8 – a massive project to build a road connecting the Black Sea to the Adriatic and the people of Bulgaria, Macedonia and Albania to each other for the first time. Ten years on, not much has happened, and the residents along the proposed route are not sure what to make of it – after all, who said they wanted to be connected up in the first place?

CAN TUNIS

Dir: José González Morandi & Paco Toledo

Can Tunis is a seedy suburb of Barcelona. The local authorities are determined to knock down the entire quarter, but the Gypsies who live there will not budge that easily - they demand alternative housing they can afford. 

Multi award-winning documentary conveying the grueling reality of Israeli occupation through a series of encounters between heavily armed Israeli soldiers and humiliated Palestinians, at military checkpoints. The impression is one if an endless situation, in which people on both sides are forced into positions that leave little room for human dignity.

CHRONICLE OF A SUMMER

Dir: Jean Rouch & Edgar Morin

Few films can claim as much influence on the course of cinema history as Chronicle of a Summer. The fascinating result of a collaboration between filmmaker-anthropologist Jean Rouch and sociologist Edgar Morin, this vanguard work of what Morin termed cinéma- vérité is a brilliantly conceived and realized sociopolitical diagnosis of the early sixties in France. 

COAL FACE

Dir:  Alberto Cavalcanti

An exploration of miners' living conditions and the mining industry of interwar Britain, Coal Face was the first influential film to be made by the GPO Film Unit.