The world premieres of 16 American documentary films.
20 Feet From Stardom and Blood Brother
20 Feet From Stardom (Twenty Feet From Stardom)
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Morgan Neville; Stars: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Carole Childs, Mick Jagger, Claudia Linnear, Mable John, Bruce Springsteen, Bette Midler, Judith Hill)
Backing singers tell their stories.
World premiere. Day one film
99% - The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Audrey Ewell, Aaron Aites, Lucian Read, Nina Kristic)
The Occupy movement erupted in September 2011, propelling economic inequality into the spotlight. In an unprecedented collaboration, filmmakers across America tell its story, digging into big picture issues as organisers, analysts, participants and critics reveal how it happened and why.
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Martha Shane, Lana Wilson)
A look at the work of late term abortion providers in the US.
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Joe Brewster, Michèle Stephenson)
This intimate documentary follows the 12-year journey of two African-American families pursuing the promise of opportunity through the education of their sons.
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite)
The plight of killer whales in captivity.
Cutie And The Boxer and Blackfish
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Steve Hoover)
Story of a man's commitment to an orphanage for children with AIDS and HIV.
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Carl Deal, Tia Lessin)
Wisconsin – birthplace of the Republican Party, government unions, “cheeseheads” and Paul Ryan – becomes a test market in the campaign to buy Democracy, and ground zero in the battle for the future of the GOP.
Cutie And The Boxer
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Zachary Heinzerling; Stars: Ushio Shinohara, Noriko Shinohara)
Two fiercely creative artists continue to spar after 40 years spent head over heels in love.
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Richard Rowley)
When an Afghan family is attacked by US soldiers, a journalist sets out to investigate.
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Dawn Porter)
Gideon’s Army follows three young, committed Public Defenders, who are dedicated to working for the people society would rather forget. Long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads are so common that even the most committed often give up.
Dirty Wars and God Loves Uganda
God Loves Uganda
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Roger Ross Williams)
Documentary exploration of the agenda of right-wing US evangelicals.
Inequality For All
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Jacob Kornbluth)
In this timely and entertaining documentary, noted economic policy expert Robert Reich distills the topic of widening income inequality, and addresses the question of what effects this increasing gap has on the US economy and US democracy.
(Country: US, UK; Year: 2013; Director: Greg Barker)
This espionage tale goes inside the CIA’s long conflict against al-Qaeda, as revealed by the remarkable women and men whose secret war against Osama bin Laden started nearly a decade before most of us even knew his name.
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Shaul Schwarz)
An examination of Mexican drug cartels’ influence in pop culture on both sides of the border as experienced by an LA narcocorrido singer dreaming of stardom and a Juarez crime scene investigator on the front line of Mexico’s Drug War.
The Good Life
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Sean Fine, Andrea Nix Fine)
Dr Leslie Gordon and Dr Scott Berns fight to save their only son from Progeria, a rare and fatal disease which causes rapid ageing in children and for which there is no treatment or cure. In less than a decade, their work has led to significant advances.
After Tiller and Narco Cultura
(Country: US; Year: 2013; Director: Marta Cunningham)
In 2008, eighth-grader Brandon McInerney shot classmate Larry King at point blank range. Unraveling this tragedy from point of impact, the film reveals the heartbreaking circumstances that led to the shocking crime as well as its startling aftermath.