Nicholas Bourne has always looked out for his younger brother Alex who has Down’s Syndrome. Alex is now 24 and Nick realises that the future holds challenges and perhaps some big sacrifices on his part.

We know it's not easy to go out and make a film safely at the moment, part of our 'New Reveries: The Power of Archive Now' competition, we're inviting people from all round the world to spark a golden age of archive documentaries from home.



In a deserted Macedonian village, 50-something Hatidze, clambers up a hillside to check her bee colonies nestled in the rocks; but disruption is coming. With beautiful cinematography evocative of Caravaggio, Honeyland explores nature’s vulnerability under capitalist demand.

In this masterfully constructed festival hit, we hear from a broad array of thinkers and scientists about how we are on the brink of a revolution that allows us to tinker with the building blocks of civilization. But is that a power we really want to have?

Here for Life

Dir: Andrea Luka Zimmerman & Adrian Jackson

Ten Londoners bring the stories of their lives to this arrestingly original collaboration between artist-filmmaker Andrea Luka Zimmerman and theatre-maker Adrian Jackson.

This year is the 25th anniversary of this classic documentary film. Hoop Dreams follows two teenagers from inner-city Chicago as they work hard to escape systemic oppression and achieve the American Dream through professional basketball careers.


Dir: Eloy Domínguez Serén

Abandoned in a refugee camp in the middle of the desert ever since Morocco drove them out of the Western Sahara forty years ago, the Sahrawis are a forgotten people.


Dir: Frédéric Tcheng

The rise and fall of one of America’s most iconic fashion designers who dominated the scene in the 1970s. A self-made prodigy, Halston was a rebel and shocked the New York fashion scene with his revolutionary approach.


Dir: Janus Metz & Sine Plambech

In a small fishing community in Denmark, 926 Thai women are married to Danish men. Heartbound explores the story of Sommai, who married a Danish man and began helping other Thai women find love in Denmark


Dir: Alisa Kovalenko

Alina has loved football since the she was a small child. Now a premier league player, she dreams of making the Ukrainian women’s football team. But she faces enormous challenges - including the fact that a chaotic home life has left her in charge of raising her young siblings.