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RED WEDDING

Dir: Guillaume Suon & Lida Chan

Between 1975 and 1979, at least 250,000 Cambodian women were forced to marry Khmer Rouge soldiers they had never met before in a concerted effort by the regime to increase the population. Sochan Pen was one of them. Aged 16, she was beaten and raped by her husband before managing to escape, albeit deeply scarred by the trauma of her experience.

RESISTENCIA: LAW OF THE JUNGLE + Dir. Q&A

Dir: Michael Christoffersen & Hans la Cour

Deep in the Peruvian jungle, a group of indigenous people protest at the airfield of a multinational oil company. When a policeman is killed and the leaders are arrested, young, impassioned Fachin Ruíz sets out to prove their innocence, resulting in the first public debate on minority rights throughout Peru.

REPUBLIC OF SOYA

Dir: Luca Lucarini & Jamie King

Uncovers the new model of power that is taking hold of South America. Argentina has been at the helm of GM Soy production since the late 1990's. Dubbed the new form of Western colonialism, Republic of Soya gets to the core of this destructive Agro-colonisation.

REQUIEM FOR DETROIT

Dir: Julien Temple

This film evokes an apocalyptic vision. Once America's fourth largest city, Detroit was built by the car for the car, with the first freeways, suburbs, and shopping centres, it embodied the American dream. Now it's a dystopic city.

REVOLUTION

Dir: Jouko Aaltonen

The idealism and optimism of young people in Finland in the 1960s and '70s created a youth culture where a better world seemed just around the corner and socialism seemed like a real alternative. Brimming with music, archive footage and contemporary interviews, Revolution captures the spirit of an age, and asks the poignant question, what happens to the idealism of youth?

Soon after the 2003 Iraq war, filmmaker Maysoon Pachachi returns to Baghdad after 35 years. She accompanies her father, 80-year Adnan who has returned to head a committee drafting a temporary constitution and Bill of Rights. We follow this torturous process, with its arguments over wording changes demanded by Washington or compromises to satisfy sectarian interests.

RILES: LIFE ON THE TRACKS

Dir: Ditsi Carolino

An intimate portrait of a couple who live in the slums of Manila. Riles: Life on the Tracks screened in many film festivals, won the Royal Television Award for Best Student Factual Film in the UK, Best Documentary at the CineManila International Film Festival, and was subsequently acquired for broadcast by the British Broadcasting Corporation.

ROGER AND ME

Dir: Michael Moore

Roger and Me is a feature-length documentary film chronicling the efforts of the world's largest corporation, General Motors, as it turns its hometown of Flint, Michigan, into a ghost town.