SHERPA

Dir: Jennifer Peedom

In April last year, a 14 million ton block of ice killed 16 Sherpas in the worst tragedy ever on Everest. The disaster provoked a drastic reappraisal about the role of Sherpas on the mountain. This film tells their story for the first time.

In April last year, a 14 million ton block of ice killed 16 Sherpas in the worst tragedy ever on Everest. The disaster provoked a drastic reappraisal about the role of Sherpas on the mountain. This film tells their story for the first time.

Four astronomers celebrate 50 years of work and friendship on a return road trip in the US. The journey provokes reflection on their work, life and contribution to the most exciting period in astronomy's history.

SILVERED WATER, SYRIA SELF-PORTRAIT

Dir: Wiam Bedirxan & Ossama Mohammed

To mark the release of A Syrian Love Story, this is a chance to see another – and very different – exploration of Syria, and exile from Syria; winner of the Grierson Documentary Award at the 2014 BFI London Film Festival, Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait.

From the opening scene - David Byrne emerging onto an empty stage, boom box in hand, introducing Psycho Killer - Stop Making Sense captures Talking Heads in sublime, energetic form on stage in LA in 1983.  

Love and desire fill the minds of the inhabitants of a rural village in Transylvania. In Ágnes Sós' festival favourite Stream of Love the elderly men and women of the village speak frankly about sex, love and everything in-between.