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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.
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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