He was born illegally—a second child in one-child-policy China. After years of guilt and alienation, director Louis Hothothot tries to find his place in a family that seems to have moved on without him.

A spiritual journey into the highlands of Harar, immersed in the rituals of khat, a leaf Sufi Muslims chewed for centuries for religious meditations – and Ethiopia’s most lucrative cash crop today.

Flee

Dir: Jonas Poher Rasmussen

Flee tells the story of Amin Nawabi as he grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years, one that threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon to be husband

F@ck This Job

Dir: Vera Krichevskaya

F@ck This Job follows independent Russian news channel 'Dozhd TV' and its fearless founder Natasha Sindeeva as they struggle to resist mounting pressure from the Kremlin, a lone island for political and sexual freedom amidst state-run media.

Exploring the life and work of renegade neuroscientist Dr Phil Kennedy, Father of the Cyborgs examines the ethics of self-experimentation and the prospect of a future where technology and human brains seamlessly combine.

With the daffodils and crocuses slowly raising their sleepy heads out of the cold earth, and the songbirds’ choruses sounding out both a little earlier and later each day, the warmth of our memories and desires for normality can also start to stir a little in the spring rain.

FOR SAMA

Dir: Waad al-Kateab & Edward Watts

A letter from young mother Waad al-Kateab to her baby daughter Sama, to whom she gave birth on the front line of cataclysmic conflict in Aleppo.

An all-female football team in post-revolution Libya fight against oppressive, violent attitudes towards women with the hope of competing in an international football tournament.

Elena Ferrante is a mysterious figure in who has set the contemporary literature world on fire. Refusing to give interviews in person, the Italian novelist’s identity remains a question mark.

FREE SOLO

Dir: Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

A stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares for his lifelong dream: to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park... without a rope.