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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5 Broken Cameras
5 Broken Cameras
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 Island President
The Island President
The story of President Mohamed Nasheed, of the Maldives, and his attempts to save the country by brokering global agreement on climate change.
Even The Rain
Even The Rain
A movie crew shooting a film about Columbus find themselves caught up in modern-day protests.
Where Do We Go Now?
Where Do We Go Now?
A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village.
Putin's Kiss
Putin's Kiss
A leading light of Russia's nationalist youth movement, begins to question what they really stand for.
Family Portrait In Black And White
Family Portrait In Black And White
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.
Into The Abyss: A Tale Of Death, A Tale Of Life
Into The Abyss: A Tale Of Death, A Tale Of Life
Werner Herzog's powerful exploration of violence and its consequences, told through Death Row inmates and others close to their crimes.
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