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WHEN TOMATOES MET WAGNER

Dir: Marianna Economou

In a tiny Greek village, hit hard by the economic crisis, cousins Christo and Alexandros are thinking creatively about their tomato farm. With ingenuity, patience and the help of five grannies, they are about to crack the international organic food market.

China Love

Dir: Olivia Martin-McGuire

Focussing on the $30 billion 'pre-wedding' photography industry, Olivia Martin-McGuire explores how China has developed from its traditional past, and how the new China Dream applies to romance.

The Kingmaker

Dir: Lauren Greenfield

Having spent her years as the First Lady of the Philippines on a heady monopolistic rampage, buying up European jewellery shops and iconic New York skyscrapers, Imelda Marcos is looking for a way to regain political control.

 

Butterfly

Dir: Alessandro Cassigoli & Casey Kauffman

18-year-old Irma Testa is idolised in her native Italy when she becomes the first woman to make it onto the Olympic boxing team. But soon, Irma is questioning whether she has sacrificed too much to make it to the top.

Buddha in Africa

Dir: Nicole Schafer

In a Chinese Buddhist orphanage in Africa, Enock Alu, is one of three hundred orphans from across rural Malawi, growing up between the contrasting worlds of traditional village life and the strict discipline of the Confucian, Buddhist value system of the Chinese.

Advocate

Dir: Rachel Leah Jones & Philippe Bellaiche

For decades, Lea Tsemel has defended her Palestinian clients in Israeli courts, arguing their right to protest their occupation any way they see fit. This award-winning documentary follows her as she takes on two difficult new cases.

AMAZING GRACE

Dir: Alan Elliott & Sydney Pollack

The lost treasure of Sydney Pollack’s observational footage from 1972 has finally surfaced; witness the sonic brilliance of Aretha Franklin as she recorded her bestselling album Amazing Grace in an L.A. Baptist Church.

HONEYLAND

Dir: TAMARA KOTEVSKA, LJUBOMIR STEFANOV

In a deserted Macedonian village, 50-something Hatidze, clambers up a hillside to check her bee colonies nestled in the rocks; but disruption is coming. With beautiful cinematography evocative of Caravaggio, Honeyland explores nature’s vulnerability under capitalist demand.