The 2012 East End Film Festival is a truly international event with a great selection of films and lots of interesting ways to see them, including free outdoor screenings. There are masterclasses, workshops and opportunities to meet the filmmakers alongside the visual entertainment. This year's event is taking advantage of its overlap with the Olympics and World Pride to further diversify what it has to offer.

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A phone call reveals the difficulties of estrangement within a family.
Art Will Save The World
Art Will Save The World
A look at the work, life and legacy of Luke Haines.
How To Survive A Plague
How To Survive A Plague
The story of Act Up and the ordinary people who transformed the tratment of AIDS.
Call Me Kuchu
Call Me Kuchu
The story of the Ugandan campaigners who have spoken out against the country's proposed Anti-Gay Bill.
The Hot Potato
The acquisition of a valuable lump of uranium leads two east end chancers into a series of scrapes.
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has garnered international attention as much for his ambitious artwork as his political provocations and increasingly public clashes with the Chinese government.
Ping Pong
Ping Pong
A documentary following eight players on their way to the over-80s world table tennis championships.
Swandown
Swandown
A documentary maker and a historian seek to uncover England's secrets as they travel through its waterways in a swan-shaped pedalo.
Electrick Children
Electrick Children
A sheltered Mormon girl believes her unexplained pregnancy must have been caused by listening to rock music.
Kotoko
Kotoko
A single mother clings to life amid nightmarish mental problems and self-mutilation.
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In the city of the world's desire Ceyda Torun on KEDi, cats, femininity and the soul of Istanbul.

A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.

Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.

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