The festival will run from 6-11 June, opening with the UK premiere of Asif Kapadia's Diego Maradona. This year's country focus will be Japan.

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What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire?
What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire?
The story of a community of black people in the American South during the summer 2017, when a string of brutal killings of black men sent shockwaves throughout the country.
Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love
Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love
A story of enduring love between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen. The film follows their relationship from the early days in Greece, a time of ‘free love’ and open marriage, to how their love evolved when Leonard became a successful musician.
For Sama
For Sama
A young woman's struggles with love, war and motherhood over the span of five years in Syria.
Shelter: Farewell To Eden
Shelter: Farewell To Eden
The thoughts and life of Pepsi, a transgender woman born in the Philippines, now living in Italy.
Absence
Absence
A lyrical portrait, inspired by Indian poet Shiv Kumasi Batalvi, of the people left behind when men leave to work in big cities.
Property
Property
A look at the residents of a Berlin apartment building designated for redevelopment.
On The President's Orders
On The President's Orders
Expose of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte's single-minded war on drugs.
Advocate
Advocate
Biographical documentary about Lea Tsemel who defends Palestinians: from feminists to fundamentalists, from non-violent demonstrators to armed militants.
Knock Down The House
Knock Down The House
Four young Democratic candidates take on established incumbents in the US 2018 election.
Hail Satan?
Hail Satan?
A look at the intersection of religion and activism, tracing the rise of The Satanic Temple: only six years old and already one of the most controversial religious movements in American history. The Temple is calling for a Satanic revolution to save the nation’s soul. But are they for real?
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