Upcoming films & events

Fire of Love

Dir: Sara Dosa

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.

The Territory

Dir: Alex Pritz

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.
 

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song

Dir: Daniel Geller & Dayna Goldfine

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song is the definitive exploration of the singer-songwriter and poet's creative life and career, told through the prism of this internationally renowned song, with its ever-evolving lyrics and creative interpretations.

Moonage Daydream

Dir: Brett Morgen

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.

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.

Who We Were

Dir: Marc Bauder

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.

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.

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.

Since the annexation of Crimea by Putin, the travelling exhibition, Crimea – Gold and Treasures of the Black Sea, has become a tool in a power struggle between Russia and Ukraine, both
claiming the collection as their own. The Netherlands unwillingly became a referee. To which party should the exhibition be returned?

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.

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.