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Grierson Award nominated affectionate doc/improvised fiction about artificially intelligent robot dogs and the emotional relationships with their owners. Using voice and face recognition these $3000 robot pets raise questions of how much humans can bond with machines and if it's really possible to buy love.

MOVING STORY

Dir: Lucy Kaye

Fred Ward, a Romany Showman, living on a council site, struggles against a deadline as he prepares to make an appearance at a large gathering that he knows other Travellers will attend. As we follow his progress we get a glimpse of life inside what travellers call 'the trailer'.

MUSIC BY ... GABRIEL YARED

Dir: Rani Khanna

Gabriel Yared has composed music for feature films, documentaries, ballets and cartoons, winning many awards internationally, including an Oscar for his score on "The English Patient". For the first time, he has accepted to be filmed and to be followed in his collaboration with the director Anthony Minghella, for the score of "Cold Mountain".

MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY

Dir: Laura Poitras

My Country, My Country is an unforgettable journey into the heart of war-ravaged Iraq in the months leading up to the January 2005 elections. Director Laura Poitras' main focus is Dr Riyadh, a Sunni candidate, benevolent GP and an outspoken critic of the occupation, he is equally passionate about the need to establish democracy in Iraq.

MARTYR STREET

Dir: Shelley Saywell

Martyr Street, Hebron, is one of the most hazardous and fractious streets in the West Bank. It is the only site where Jewish settlers live as a minority in the heart of a city in the occupied territories. Schoolgirls Najilah al-Khatib and Neria Arnon live a few metres away from each other on Martyr Street but they have never met.

MY BROTHER MY ENEMY

Dir: Masood Khan & Kamaljeet Negi

Pakistan was partitioned from India in 1947. Since then, these two nuclear states have been in a virtual state of conflict. Now for the first time in fifteen years the Indian cricket team tours Pakistan and two filmmakers from opposite sides of the border go along to capture a taste of how it feels to be the enemy.

Seven months after the end of the war, Sean Langan (Behind the Lines, Travels of a Gringo), armed with just a camera, takes a brave and eventful trip through Iraq, seeking to shed light on what life is like in this newly occupied territory. As well as interviews with civilians, Langan joins the US-led coalition on patrol (even at times of attack) as well as instigating secret meetings with the resistance fighters.

MONEY

Dir: Isaac Isitan

"If people really knew the process through which money is created, the system would not hold more than 24 hours". - Henry Ford. Two years ago, Turkish-born Canadian director Isaac Isitan watched from the comfort of his living room as thousands of people in Turkey and Argentina took to the streets, attacking the banks when their life-savings evaporated overnight. Middle-class people who once lined up at the banks were now lining up at the food banks. Isitan describes how the demands of the World Bank and the IMF, have plunged entire nations into economic crisis. Faced with a lack of money, the people have begun to re-invent it through initiating barter systems and by inventing local parallel economies. An incisive look at the power of money.

MISSING ALLEN

Dir: Christian Bauer

Investigates the disappearance of Allen Ross, a filmmaker and Cameraman from Chicago who went missing only a few weeks after he had shot a film about the Mississippi River together with director Christian Bauer.

MAKE ME PROUD

Dir: Moby Longinotto

Mike is an ex-boxer who lives in Salford with his son Thomas and tries to give Thomas a way out of poverty and crime - the art of boxing. As Thomas' first fight approaches, he father asks: 'Are you going to make me proud?'