Gael Garcia Bernal in Rosewater Gael Garcia Bernal in Rosewater

This international film festival aims to showcase the stories of activists and survivors from across the globe.

Now in its 19th year, it brings together documentary and fiction films with the intention of galvanising those who watch them to join those taking action against injustices many face every day.

This year's London arm of the festival will run from March 18 to 27 at the Barbican, Curzon Soho and Ritzy Picturehouse. The gala benefit is at the British Museum. The festival will include live music performances following screenings of Beats of the Antonov and No Land’s Song and a Guardian Masterclass focusing on human rights reporting and digital storytelling. The opening night film (on March 19) will be The Yes Men are Revolting, attended by Laura Nix and the Yes Men.

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The Salt Of The Earth
The Salt Of The Earth
Documentary about photographer Sebastião Salgado.
The story of Maziar Bahari, the journalist who was detained for 188 days in Iran.
The Shelter
The Shelter
Documentary about winter in a emergency shelter for the homeless in Lausanne.

Hidden in plain sight Joanna Coates on Hide And Seek.

Inside Jeunet's box of tricks From boyhood puppets to 3D.

Egoyan on the sombre side Director finds inspiration close to home.

Why Nicole would always choose love Cannes opening star on her highs and lows.

Lone wolf John Jarrett on murder, mayhem and Wolf Creek 2.

A red carpet night for The Unknown Known Errol Morris and the stars come out for Donald Rumsfeld documentary.

The making of a Minister Bertrand Tavernier on Quai D'Orsay.

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