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This international film festival aims to showcase the stories of activists and survivors from across the globe.
Currently in its 16th 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 21 to 30 at cinemas including the Curzon Soho, Curzon Mayfair and Ritzy Brixton. and will 15 documentaries and four dramas. It will open with Five Broken Cameras, which won the World Cinema Directing Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
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A Palestinian journalist chronicles his village’s resistance to a separation barrier being erected on their land and in the process captures his young son’s lens on the world.
The story of President Mohamed Nasheed, of the Maldives, and his attempts to save the country by brokering global agreement on climate change.
A movie crew shooting a film about Columbus find themselves caught up in modern-day protests.
A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village.
A leading light of Russia's nationalist youth movement, begins to question what they really stand for.
A middle aged Ukrainian woman raises twenty seven children in a crumbling rural house, whilst racial prejudice threatens the security of many of the adoptees.
Werner Herzog's powerful exploration of violence and its consequences, told through Death Row inmates and others close to their crimes.
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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