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Karabash
Karabash
Portrait of life in a city often branded "one of the most polluted" on Earth.
Brigitte
Brigitte
Portrait of photographer Brigitte Lacombe.
Isle Of Us
Isle Of Us
Portrait of a Syrian barber and his family who now live on the Isle of Bute.
Breadline
Breadline
The day-to-day workings of a food bank.
Galena
Galena
A snapshot of the life of an elderly woman in a largely empty village near a lead mine.
The Viewing Booth
The Viewing Booth
The filmmaker chooses an American student - an enthusiastic supporter of Israel - to comment on a range of films made about the Occupied Territories.
Camagroga
Camagroga
A portrait of the unique agricultural centre la Huerta de Valencia, where tiger nuts are grown and turned into the regional drink horchata.
Aswang
Aswang
Documentary tracking the human fallout of Rodrigo Duterte's policy of executing suspected drug dealers in the Philippines.
Me And The Cult Leader
Me And The Cult Leader
Atsushi Sakahara, a victim of the 1995 sarin gas attack in Tokyo's subway system, travels with Hiroshi Araki, an executive of Aleph (formerly Aum Shinrikyo), the attack's perpetrators, visiting their respective hometowns and the university they both attended.
Bitter Bread
Bitter Bread
Documentary about a community of refugees living in a tent camp in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley.
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A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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