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This international film festival aims to showcase the stories of activists and survivors from across the globe. Currently in its 15th 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.
This year's London arm of the festival runs from March 23 to April 1 and will 16 documentaries and five dramas.
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A 12-year-old girl struggles to protect her family as her stepfather descends into alcoholism and her mother becomes increasingly ill, in a small town full of prejudice and hostility.
The story of an 84-year-old Kenyan man's fight for education and equality.
Documentary charting the Mayan people's fight for justice in Guatemala and the key role played by documentarian Pamela Yates.
A mother is reunited with the daughter 12 years after she was separated from her during the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Documentary based on security camera footage from an encounter in Guantanamo Bay between a team of Canadian intelligence agents and Canadian citizen Omar Khadr, then a 16-year-old detainee.
Story of the 2009 Iranian elections and subsequent protests, told by bloggers from within the country
The plight of those on Los Angeles' Skid Row.
A mother's past sends her twin children on a Middle Eastern odyssey.
A documentary about a County Mayo campaign against the laying of a new Shell oil pipeline.
The story of two men whose fateful encounter in 1996 set them on a course of events that led them to Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo, and the US Supreme Court.
Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
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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