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The Bradford International Film Festival celebrates its 13th year in 2007 - and some might say it's lucky for some in terms of programming.

Featuring almost 200 films from March 9 to 24, the festival kicks off with the UK premiere of Michael Apted's latest film, Amazing Grace - a biopic of William Wilberforce, leader of the parliamentary campaign against slavery - which will be attended by the director.

Other highlights include a screening of Shane Meadow's This Is England and the world premiere of Travis Wilkerson's freshly edited Who Killed Cock Robin? (Redux). Wilkerson's movie is showing as part of a new strand in the festival: Uncharted States Of America, which aims to "bring the radical edge of American independent cinema to the UK". British filmmakers of the past and present are also celebrated with retrospectives of Ken Loach, Terence Davies and Patrick Keiller. Visual stylist Godfrey Reggio, director of Koyaanisqatsi, will make a rare UK appearance to discuss his films.

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Ghosts Of Cité Soleil
Ghosts Of Cité Soleil
A look at the lives and origins of the young gangsters who control Haiti's shanty towns.
Fast Food Nation
Fast Food Nation
Exposing the beef burger industry as bacteria friendly, with blood in the boardroom and illegals in the slaughterhouse.
Jindabyne
Jindabyne
A close-knit Australian community is rocked when four men discover a murder victim’s corpse and do nothing about it.
The Lives Of Others
The Lives Of Others
East German secret police spy on a playwright and follow the course of his life over a number of years.
Days Of Glory
Days Of Glory
Four North African men join the French army to fight the Nazis, but will their deeds be remembered?
Half Nelson
Half Nelson
A drug-addicted teacher is befriended by a student.
Klimt
Klimt
A portrait of the artist as a middle aged man.
Summer In Berlin
Summer In Berlin
Two women struggling to get by in Berlin find their friendship complicated when one of them falls for a trucker.
This Is England
This Is England
A young boy adopted by a group of skinheads struggles to find his own identity in a world dominated by racism and war. Now out to own on two-disc DVD.
Tell No One
Tell No One
Years after the event, a man still haunted by the apparent murder of his wife starts to receive mysterious instructions.
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