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.


Dir: John T Davis & Alen MacWeeney

In 1965, photographer Alen MacWeeney embarked on a two-year project of photographing and recording the Travellers of Dublin and Galway. Nearly 35 years later, he returns to Ireland to find the travellers again. A haunting, poetic portrait of the Travelling community.

Fred Ward, a Romany Showman, living on a council site, struggles against a deadline as he prepares to make an appearance at a large gathering that he knows other Travellers will attend. As we follow his progress we get a glimpse of life inside what travellers call 'the trailer'.


Dir: José González Morandi & Paco Toledo

Can Tunis is a seedy suburb of Barcelona. The local authorities are determined to knock down the entire quarter, but the Gypsies who live there will not budge that easily - they demand alternative housing they can afford. 

Gabriel Yared has composed music for feature films, documentaries, ballets and cartoons, winning many awards internationally, including an Oscar for his score on "The English Patient". For the first time, he has accepted to be filmed and to be followed in his collaboration with the director Anthony Minghella, for the score of "Cold Mountain".


Dir: Nicolas Koutsikas & Stephan Poulle

A report commissioned recently by the American government looks at the breakdown of ocean currents and the future European climate. One of the harrowing outcomes may be a minor ice age in northern Europe within the next few decades.

We think of the arctic as a pristine wilderness, but scientists studying the breast milk of Inuit mothers discovered that it was loaded with chemicals migrating from the south.


Dir: Simon Ardizzone & Russell Michaels

Electronic voting machines count about 90% of the votes cast in America today. But are they reliable? Are they safe from tampering? Hacking Democracy exposes gaping holes in the security of America's electronic voting system.


Dir: Klaudia Begic & Ileana Stanculescu

A new form of income has come to the Transylvanian village of Viscri. Women in the community are knitting socks and selling them to Western European countries through a local cooperative. But the inequality that results from this new found economy causes tensions in the community.

The inhabitants of the Russian town of Prirechnyy have received a letter from the province of Murmansk informing them that their town no longer exists. Still, a handful of senior citizens refuse to move from the once-proud mining town. We meet four of them in this absurd little universe in northern Russia.

A Lesson of Belarusian follows the story of Franek Viacorka studying at an elite school to promote the Belarusian language. The school was banned in 2003, a victim of the anti – democratic rule of President Alexander Lukashenka.

Much of Eastern Europe has been devastated by the rapid transition from communism to capitalism. Fifteen years since independence from the USSR, the Ukraine - Europe's second largest country - is struggling to regain economic and social stability. One little-known consequence is the estimated 1,000,000 children now living homeless on Ukraine's streets.

The inconceivable changes facing the world as oil becomes ever more scarce. Directors Gelpke and McCormack show how our exploitation of oil has led not only to fabulous lifestyles our ancestors could never have imagined, but also ongoing political and economic instability worldwide. 

Maria and Angela run a local lottery office inherited from their parents. They are well known for their ability to attach numbers to anything, with the help of a revered book called The Grimace. Local murders, police raids, bizarre events, all have their number potential as Naples' citizens try to win their way out of poverty.