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This international film festival aims to showcase the stories of activists and survivors from across the globe. Now in its 12th 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. The festival runs in London from March 12 to 21 and then travels on to New York, where it will run from June 13 to 26. It will then travel to several other cities. The programme this year is typically strong, featuring award-winning films, including Persepolis and War/Dance.
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A little girl's attempt to go to school reveals the plight of many in modern Afghanistan.
An exploration of the exiled life of writer Ariel Dorfman.
As the Israeli army bombs Lebanon in 2006, a mother makes a desperate journey to try to save her son.
Fly-on-the-wall look at the juvenile detention system in Brazil.
A year in the life of the first female African president.
A documentarian follows photographer Edward Burtynsky as he captures the effects of industrialisation in Asia.
Documentary about those trying to raise the profile of genocide in Sudan.
A girl's eye view of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.
Women soldiers in Iraq.
Documentary about the humanitarian impact of the Three Gorges Dam project.
Family ties for Huppert and Byrne Trier takes a bow in Cannes Competition.
Blanchett reveals naked truth Cate and Carol co-star Rooney Mara on why nudity holds no fears.
Voyage of discovery Xurxo Chirro on Vikingland and New Galician Cinema.
The wit and wisdom of Woody in Cannes Allen on moral crises, TV series, distractions and ageing in Irrational Man.
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