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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.
Venice 2015: The state of independents Looking For Grace, The Daughter, Equals, The Childhood Of A Leader
Venice 2015: Peak viewing Reports on Everest, Black Mass, Spotlight and The Danish Girl.
Moving on up Anna Rose Holmer on adolescence, gender identity and self-determination in The Fits.
Scaling the heights with Everest Deauville opening night premiere
Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:
The BFI's London LGBTI film festival
New Directors/New Films
Celebrating new voices in cinema
Glasgow Short Film Festival
The tenth anniversary of Scotland's biggest celebration of short film
Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Showcase shines spotlight on humanitarian issues across the globe
New York's Rendez-Vous With French Cinema
French cinema showcase.