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THE FACES WE LOST + Q&A

Dir: Piotr Cieplak

One of the few films to engage with Rwandans as users of images, rather than simply their subjects, The Faces We Lost follows nine survivors of the 1994 genocide, relatives of victims and professional memory-makers), who guide us through their stories and share their experiences, remembrance and images.

THE PONDS

Dir: Patrick McLennan & Samuel Smith

Plunging into ice cold water may sound like a nightmare to many, but to this hardy group of regulars at the Hampstead Heath ponds a winter swim is one of life’s necessities.

THE SILENCE OF OTHERS

Dir: Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar

Franco’s brutal 40-year dictatorship has been ‘forgotten’ in an enforced collective amnesia. As Spain refuses to bring former torturers to trial, the case is made international and brought to Argentine Judge María Servini de Cubría.

THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS

Dir: Simon Lereng Wilmot

Ten-year-old Oleg and his grandmother live in a village called Hnutove in Ukraine, which has become the frontline for the armed conflict between the government and pro-Russian separatists. Oleg explores the war-created wasteland by day, as bombs shake their house every night.

THE RAFT

Dir: Marcus Lindeen

After surviving a terrorist-hijacked plane, anthropologist Santiago Genoves devised an extraordinary experiment to study the root of violence; isolate a load of strangers on a tiny raft at sea for 100 days…

THE GREEN FOG

Dir: Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson & Galen Johnson

Constructed entirely out of films shot in San Francisco, The Green Fog builds a mysterious impression of Hitchcock’s Vertigo. Suspense grows in this dreamy, absurd reality, as a green fog threatens to envelop the icons of cinema and TV history.