The story of three Olympic athletes who, in a moment of political protest, would destroy their sporting careers & become a symbol of the Civil Rights struggle.

SWEETGRASS

Dir: Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Ilisa Barbash

An unsentimental elegy to the American West. The film follows the last modern-day cowboys leading their sheep up into Montana's Absaroka-Beartooth Mountain for summer pasture.

Portraits of the vast, sprawling complexes of oil refineries and petro-chemical plants that help make the Texan economy one of the biggest in the world. But does the wealth come at too high a price to the local community?

A decade on and filmmaker Jez Lewis also returns to his hometown in Yorkshire, Hebden Bridge, and a real-life drama about why his childhood friends are killing themselves. Beginning with a personal quest for understanding, the film moves into a year-long exploration of the problems his friends face and find impossible to overcome.

50 years after Europe warred on the battlefield its competitive spirit is now satisfied with singing contests. Funny and moving in equal measure Sounds Like Teen Spirit tells the story of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest where pint sized talents from Sweden to Ukraine sing their 10-15 year old hearts out.

Pawel's highly original and most formally constructed film "Serbian Epics" (1992) was made at the height of the Bosnian war, using the siege of Sarayevo as its central image. It includes close up footage of Bosnian Serb politician Radovan Karadzic and General Ratko Mladic, both later wanted by the international court of justice for war crimes. 

This powerful documentary follows the dramatic production group at The Luther Luckett Correctional Complex, Kentucky. Every year a group of inmates present a Shakespearean play - this year The Tempest with its...

An extraordinary, multi award-winning film which captures the 'no-holds barred' battle to be the next mayor of New Jersey. It's a David and Goliath story that sheds light on issues of poverty, race and democracy in America.

An extraordinary, multi award-winning film which captures the 'no-holds barred' battle to be the next mayor of New Jersey. It's a David and Goliath story that sheds light on issues of poverty, race and democracy in America.

SHOOTING UNDER FIRE + Director Q&A

Dir: Sacha Mirzoeff & Bettina Borgfeld

In a part of the world where perspective dictates politics, it's critical for the photojournalist to capture stories without prejudice or bias. This shocking and revealing film follows Reinhard Krause, the head of the Reuters photo bureau in Israel...

The Moscow skyscraper was Stalin's pet project, envisioned in the spirit of a Communist utopia but in reality built by prisoners of war and Gulag detainees to house KGB agents and the Moscow Intelligentsia. Shot in the ghostly corridors, and told through the stories of the residents, this is an ironic, off-beat portrait of modern-day Russia.

 

SALESMAN

Dir:  Albert Maysles & David Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin

A landmark American documentary, Salesman captures in vivid detail the bygone era of the door-to-door salesman. While laboring to sell a gold-embossed version of the Good Book, Paul Brennan and his colleagues target the beleaguered masses—then face the demands of quotas and the frustrations of life on the road. Following Brennan on his daily rounds, the Maysles discover a real-life Willy Loman, walking the line from hype to despair.

As one of the earliest ethnographic films, it documents the life of the Svan people in the isolated mountain village of Ushguli in Svanetia, in the northwestern part of the Georgian Soviet Republic.