The First Grader
The story of an 84-year-old Kenyan man's fight for education and equality.
Four Days Inside Guantanamo
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.
Granito
Documentary charting the Mayan people's fight for justice in Guatemala and the key role played by documentarian Pamela Yates.
The Green Wave
Story of the 2009 Iranian elections and subsequent protests, told by bloggers from within the country

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Incendies
A mother's past sends her twin children on a Middle Eastern odyssey.
Life, Above All
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.
Lost Angels
The plight of those on Los Angeles' Skid Row.

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The Oath
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.
The Pipe
A documentary about a County Mayo campaign against the laying of a new Shell oil pipeline.
Pushing The Elephant
A mother is reunited with the daughter 12 years after she was separated from her during the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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A Small Act
Giving poor children in Kenya a chance of further education and offering them hope for a better life.
News

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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Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Estonia's film showcase

DOC NYC
Celebration of factual film

French Film Festival
UK wide celebration of Gallic film

London Korean Film Festival
The 15th edition includes digital screenings.

Abertoir

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