76 Days
Filmed in Wuhan, China by an independent crew, 76 Days covers the length of the city’s lockdown for Covid-19.
9to5: The Story Of A Movement
Story of a Seventies movement that saw gender equality campaigning and workers' rights activism intersect.
Acasa, My Home
In the wilderness of the Bucharest Delta, nine children and their parents lived in perfect harmony with nature for 20 years – until they are chased out and forced to adapt to life in the big city.
Beautiful Something Left Behind
New Jersey’s Good Grief counseling center offers a holistic approach to mourning. This film offers a child's perspective of grief.
The Big Scary "S" Word
Consideration of the decades long debate about "socialism".
Big Vs Small
Profile of big-wave surfer Joana Andrade.
Boys State
In an unusual experiment, a thousand 17-year-old boys from Texas join together to build a representative government from the ground up.
Calendar Girl
Ruth Finley has been the queen of the fashion industry since the 1930s. As a young mother, Ruth created the iconic pink Fashion Calendar, a publication that continues to organise and marshal American fashion today.
Collective
Documentary considering the aftermath of a nightclub fire that exposed deep corruption in the Romanian healthcare system.
Crip Camp
Down the road from Woodstock in the early 1970s, a revolution blossomed in a ramshackle summer camp for disabled teenagers, transforming their young lives and igniting a landmark movement.
Crock Of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane McGowan
Documentary about The Pogues frontman.

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Dear Santa
The story of the United States Postal Service Operation Santa programme that aims to make children's wishes come true.
The Dissident
When Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappears after entering Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, his fiancée and dissidents around the world are left to piece together the clues to a brutal murder and expose a global cover up perpetrated by the very country he loved.
Enemies Of The State
When their hacker son is targeted by the US Government, the DeHarts will do anything to protect him.
The Fight
Inside the ACLU, a team of scrappy lawyers battle Trump’s historic assault on civil liberties.
Gunda
Pigs, cows and chickens. Intimate portraits of living beings who wind up dead on a plate every day.

I

I Am Greta
Profile of the teenage Swedish climate activist.
Jacinta
A documentary charting a mother, her daughter and granddaughter and cycles of addiction.
A La Calle
Capturing the spirit of resistance and protest in Venezuela
The Letter
In an increasingly common scheme to steal their land, land-owning Kenyan elders are being accused of witchcraft by younger family members and sent away. Responding to a bizarre Facebook message that his beloved grandmother is killing children, Karisa visits his family compound in rural Kenya to investigate.

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The Meaning Of Hitler
Historians and writers explore what Hitler means in the current waves of white supremacy, anti-Semitism, and the weaponisation of history and weigh in on the lasting impact of his virulent ideology.
MLK/FBI
Based on newly declassified files, Sam Pollard's documentary explores the US government's surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King Jr.
Nasrin
Portrait of Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is serving a prison sentence of 38 years in Iran for representing women who protested the country’s mandatory hijab law.
Once Upon A Time In Venezuela
Once upon a time, the Venezuelan village of Congo Mirador was prosperous, alive with fisherman and poets. Now it is decaying and disintegrating – a small but prophetic reflection of Venezuela itself.

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The Reason I Jump
Based on the book by Naoki Higashida this immersive film explores the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people around the world.
Ronnie's
A chronicle of the life of saxophonist Ronnie Scott, from poor, Jewish kid growing up in 1940s East End, London to the owner of the legendary night club, Ronnie’s.
The Social Dilemma
Consideration of the downsides of social networking.
Songs Of Repression
Considering the lasting trauma of decades of abuse in a German religious community in Chile.
Stray
The world of Zeytin, a stray dog living life on the streets of Istanbul.
Things We Dare Not Do
A profile of a Mexican trans teenager on the cusp of adulthood.
A Thousand Cuts
Nowhere is the worldwide erosion of democracy, fuelled by social media disinformation campaigns, more starkly evident than in the authoritarian regime of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte. Journalist Maria Ressa places the tools of the free press - and her freedom - on the line in defense of truth and democracy.
Through The Night
Documentary examining the emotional toll of our modern economy on families, told through the lens of a 24-hour daycare centre in Westchester, New York.
Time
Fox Rich fights for her husband’s release from jail, after he is sentenced to 60 years of incarceration for a bank robbery, a crime she also served time for in the Nineties.
The Truffle Hunters
In the secret forests of northern Italy, a dwindling group of joyful old men and their faithful dogs search for the world’s most expensive ingredient, the white Alba truffle. Their stories form a real-life fairy tale that celebrates human passion in a fragile land that seems forgotten in time.
Two Gods
Documentary about a Muslim casket maker and the two youngsters he mentors.

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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.
The Walrus And The Whistleblower
The story of an animal trainer turned whistleblower and the walrus he loves.
Welcome To Chechnya
This searing investigative work shadows a group of activists risking unimaginable peril to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ pogrom raging in the repressive and closed Russian republic.
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