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When the Boys Return

Dir: Tone Andersen

Struggling to overcome the effects of their time spent in Israeli jails, 11 young Palestinian boys meet once a week for a group therapy session. Now that they are back with their families in Hebron they face a future of fear and uncertainty under the continuing occupation, all the while dealing with the traumas of their prison experiences.

WELCOME EUROPA

Dir: Bruno Ulmer

A fascinating and disconcerting portrait of the raw existence of Europe's illegal immigrants. The film follows eight young men, Kurdish, Moroccan and Romanian, as they struggle for survival on the streets of Paris, Amsterdam and Madrid.

WHITE PLATOON

Dir: Yuri Maldavsky & Tim Grucza

From the symbolic handover of power to the Iraqi people to the under publicized bloody election day to the tearful reunion with families and wounded colleagues, we follow a group of soldiers as they transform from eager young men into hardened, cynical war veterans who will never be the same again. 

WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON

Dir: Ken Loach

Twenty years ago, Britain's miners embarked on a strike over pit closures. Whereas previous coal strikes had been over in a matter of weeks, this time both Union and Government dug in for a lengthy battle. In the end, the biggest losers were the ordinary miners.

WAR GAMES

Dir: Marc Allen & Heather Baker

War Games is an intimate portrait of a community, recently devastated by war, struggling to put itself back together again and to stage an Olympic Games for thousands of children from the surrounding villages. 

WMD: WEAPONS OF MASS DECEPTION

Dir: Danny Schechter

WMD focuses on the role played by the Pentagon propaganda machine and the media in the Iraq War. Media critic, Danny Schechter's hard-hitting dissection of information warfare asks if the media was complicit in the selling of the Iraq War and suggests the government's 'media-management' is now out of control? The film investigates the embed program and 'infiltrates' Fox News. It comes on the heels of the New York Times admitting that its pre-war coverage was deeply flawed and differed dramatically from reporting seen around the world. WMD provides shocking revelations into a US population, ill-served and under-informed by an unquestioning news media in crisis.

WAR FEELS LIKE WAR

Dir: Esteban Manzanares Uyarra

A compelling account of the brutalities of 21st Century war, told through the eyes of independent journalists. Esteban Uyarra's film documents the lives of reporters and photographers who subverted military media controls to get access to the real Iraq War.