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TICKLED

Dir: David Farrier & Dylan Reeve

Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn’t stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.

Music is the beating heart of Malian culture. But when Islamic hardliners took control of northern Mali in 2012, they enforced one of the harshest interpretations of sharia law in history and banned all forms of music. Radio stations were destroyed, instruments burned and Mali’s musicians faced torture and death. 

THE CONFESSION

Dir: Ashish Ghadiali

From supporting the Bosnian Mujahideen to being imprisoned in Bagram and Guantanamo, from the rebel training camps in Syria to the prison cells of Belmarsh in Britain, Begg has witnessed a generation of conflict...

THE HARD STOP

Dir: George Amponsah

The racially charged police killing of Mark Duggan in August 2011 ignited the worst civil unrest in recent British history. Duggan’s closest friends, Marcus and Kurtis, take us on a tour of their insulated world, which we pass everyday but never really see.

TROUBLEMAKERS

Dir: James Crump

Troublemakers unearths the history of a cadre of renegade New York artists who transcended the gallery setting by producing earthworks on a monumental scale. This film reveals the wild and tumultuous history of the land art movement.

TPE-TICS + Director Q&A

Dir: Jessica Lin Wan-Yu

“Why do I stand on the stage like this? Because I am a mental disorder of the 20th century,” declares eccentric musician Huang Dawang, also a noise performer, a music aficionado and a member of the music label, Kandala Records; 

THE SEVENTH FIRE

Dir: Jack Pettibone Riccobono

Presented by Terence Malick, this new doc explores the Native American gang crisis in Minnesota. A haunting, visually arresting portrait capturing the Ojibwe community's cultural heritage coming apart at the seams.

THE PROPAGANDA GAME

Dir: Álvaro Longoria

The secretive communist state of North Korea is at the centre of a propaganda war. With remarkable access, director Álvaro Longoria attempts to get to the bottom of what's actually happening inside the country and separate truth from fiction.

In 1972, athletes from around the globe gathered in Munich, Germany for the Olympic Games. However, the Olympic spirit of brotherhood and peaceful competition was shattered when eight Palestinian terrorists invaded the athletes' quarters to take the Israeli team hostage while the world looked on, incredulous. Using extraordinary archive footage including the only surviving member of the Black September group, the film tells the dramatic story of what happened during those 21 hours in Munich.