In Eastern Al-Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus, 400,000 people are trapped in a relentless bombardment which has been going on for years. While above ground is a colourless Armageddon, below is a buzzing hive of humanity, as paediatrician Dr Amani Ballour manages a hospital, treating a constant flow of bomb victims.
In this masterfully constructed festival hit, we hear from a broad array of thinkers and scientists about how we are on the brink of a revolution that allows us to tinker with the building blocks of civilization. But is that a power we really want to have?
Meet the movers and shakers behind India’s space programme as their dream of launching a research laboratory into space looks set to become a reality. But with a budget a tenth of NASA’s, and struggling to overcome a range of challenging issues - including monsoon season - can they succeed?
Screening as part of the London Migration Film Festival Anbessa captures one boy taking on modernization on his own terms, revealing a unique and magical perspective on the myth of “progress” that entraps us all.
Legendary Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood leads us on a tour through his life and career with a little help from his friends - including Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart and Damian Hirst - in Mike Figgis' intimate portrait of the British rock royalty.
In tribute to the late, great and much-loved master of cinema verité, D.A. Pennebaker's wife and long term collaborator Chris Hegedus joins us for a screening of their 1993 classic on the Clinton election campaign, The War Room.
With the skyscrapers of the City glinting nearby, the traditional working-class inhabitants of East London's Hoxton Street navigate the rough seas of gentrification and austerity, in a revealing portrait of London today presented with Urban Labs.