The latest film from documentary legends, DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, Unlocking the Cage follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans.
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.
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.
The struggle for women’s rights in Nigeria and the evolution of the pro-democracy movement come together in the story of Hafsat Abiola and her parents. In this epic film Hafsat recounts Nigeria’s bloody recent history.
The extraordinary, original cut of the ambitious postwar documentary about German concentration camps masterminded by Sidney Bernstein and a team including Alfred Hitchcock.