Sabaya

Dir: Hogir Hirori

With just a mobile phone and a gun, volunteers from the Yazidi Home Center risk their lives to save women held by ISIS as Sabaya (sex slaves) in Syria's Al-Hol camp.

Soldier's Woman

Dir: Patricia Wiesse Risso

With stunning cinematography and respectful intimacy, Soldier's Woman follows Magda Surichaqui Cóndor, a Peruvian woman seeking justice for the life-changing events of her youth.

Master filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa (The Event, The Trial) crafts one of his most astonishing nonfiction achievements from the archival footage of the days of mourning for Joseph Stalin.

Lucy Parker's subtle but fierce account of blacklisting in the UK construction industry reveals the longlasting impact on workers who found themselves unemployable after their names were added to a secret list.

SUZI Q

Dir: Liam Firmager

Suzi Q is the definitive, unexpurgated story of the girl from Detroit City who redefined the role and image of women in rock’n’roll when she broke through around the world in 1973.

Activists, marine biologists and the navy fight to save the world’s smallest whale from extinction as its habitat has been destroyed by Mexican cartels and Chinese Mafia who harvest the swim bladder of the Totoaba fish, the ‘cocaine of the sea’.

SWARM SEASON

Dir: Sarah J Christman

On the remote volcanic island of Hawaii, 10-year-old Manu and her mother collect wild, endangered bees in order to breed disease-resistant colonies, while her father protests developments on sacred mountain Mauna Kea.

Through a series of young survivors’ recollections, Samouni Road conveys a deep, multifaceted portrait of a family before, during and after tragic event affected a farming community outside of Gaza City.