Told through sublime, kaleidoscopic, never-before-seen footage, performances and music, Brett Morgen’s (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Cobain: Montage of Heck, Jane) feature length experiential cinematic odyssey explores David Bowie’s creative, musical and spiritual journey.

What happens when sixteen emerging filmmakers are given access to the BBC archives to create a new short film to mark the BBC centenary? Developed with mentoring from professional filmmakers who use archive film in their practice, these new films uncover the forgotten histories of underrepresented communities, on themes including the environment, mental health, youth culture and cultural diversity.

Rising filmmaker Rahul Jain (Machines) returns to Delhi and explores the dramatic consequences of India’s growing economy through stunning visuals, capturing not only a city in crisis but magnifying our collective climate realities.

Master Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán sets out on a journey through the the immense mountain range that makes up his country's spine, exploring its mysteries, and powerful revelations of Chile's past and present history.

After the annexation of Crimea in 2014 by Putin, the collection became stateless, and was held in the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam, while a trial was held to decide to which state the artworks belonged. With Russian and Ukrainian parties both claiming the collection as their own, the treasures soon became a tool in a geo-political power struggle, to which the Netherlands unwillingly became a referee.

The spectacular Fire of Love tells the story of intrepid French scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft, who died in a volcanic explosion doing the very thing that brought them together: unraveling the mysteries of our planet.

Music is My Life tells the story of South African musician, the late Joseph Shabalala, who rose to international fame with his band Ladysmith Black Mambazo after contributing to Paul Simon’s massively successful Graceland album.

A Story of Bones

Dir: Joseph Curran & Dominic Aubrey de Vere

As the Chief Environmental Officer for Saint Helena’s troubled £285m ($360m) airport project, Annina Van Neel learned of the island’s most terrible atrocity – an unmarked mass burial ground of an estimated 9,000 formerly enslaved Africans in Rupert’s Valley. It is one of the most significant traces of the transatlantic slave trade still on earth.

Midwives

Dir: Hnin Ei Hlaing

In western Myanmar, two women defy strict ethnic divisions to work side by side in a makeshift clinic, treating Rohingya women where no-one else will. Over five years, we witness their complicated relationship, amid ever-increasing chaos and violence in Rakhine State.

Sidney

Dir: Reginald Hudlin

This revealing documentary honours the legendary Sidney Poitier and his legacy as an iconic actor, filmmaker and activist at the centre of Hollywood and the Civil Rights Movement.

A network of government-backed farmers is eating into indigenous territory in the Brazilian rainforest, but a local activist and his team are fighting back with a video camera as a weapon.

Sisters of the Trees

Dir: Amila Menéndez & Lucas Peñafort

Among the arid lands of Rajasthan, surrounded by marble mines, there is an oasis: a village called Piplantri, where women are no longer afraid of giving birth to a girl, who historically would have been seen as a burden.
 

A young girl from the Hmong ethnic minority of northern Vietnam is caught between her community's traditions and the world she glimpses through her schooling, in Vietnamese director Diễm Hà Lệ's compelling and challenging feature debut.

Dry Ground Burning

Dir: Joana Pimenta & Adirley Queirós

Dry Ground Burning explores the turbulence of contemporary Brazil through the prism of the Gasolineiras de Kebradas: fearless Chitara, her sister Léa and their all-female gang in the Sol Nascente favela on the edge of Brasília, who hijack a pipeline in order to sell oil to their community.

What will future generations think of us in a historical context? Will they look back on us with despair? Who We Were observes thecurrent state of the world, accompanied by six intellectuals and scientists who reflect on the present and postulate about the future.

This film plays out in Ukraine on a single day: March 14, 2022, the 2,944th day of the Russian-Ukrainian War. In the last few weeks, intense warfare has surreally mixed places and people and created a post-apocalyptic dimension revealing new qualities and roles.