The Good Postman and The Workers Cup
The Good Postman
(Country: Finland, Bulgaria; Year: 2016; Director: Tonislav Hristov; Writer: Tonislav Hristov, Lubomir Tsvetkov)
In a small Bulgarian village troubled by the ongoing refugee crisis, a local postman runs for mayor — and learns that even minor deeds can outweigh good intentions.
North American premiere
It's Not Yet Dark
(Country: Ireland; Year: 2016; Director: Frankie Fenton)
This is the incredible story of Simon Fitzmaurice, a young filmmaker who becomes completely paralyzed from motor neurone disease but goes on to direct an award-winning feature film through the use of his eyes.
Joshua: Teenager Vs Superpower
(Year: 2017; Director: Joe Piscatella)
When the Chinese Communist Party backtracks on its promise of autonomy to Hong Kong, teenager Joshua Wong decides to save his city. Rallying thousands of kids to skip school and occupy the streets, Joshua becomes an unlikely leader in Hong Kong and one of China’s most notorious dissidents.
Last Men In Aleppo
(Country: Denmark; Year: 2017; Director: Feras Fayyad, Steen Johannessen (co-director))
Documentary tracking the work of the White Helmets in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo.
(Country: India, Germany, Finland; Year: 2016; Director: Rahul Jain)
An observational documentary exploring a fabric factory in Gujarat.
North American premiere. New climate
Last Men In Aleppo and Winnie
(Country: US, Philippines; Year: 2017; Director: Ramona Diaz)
The planet's busiest maternity hospital is located in one of its poorest and most populous countries: the Philippines. There, poor women face devastating consequences as their country struggles with reproductive health policy and the politics of conservative Catholic ideologies.
(Country: China; Year: 2016; Director: Jiuliang Wang)
Yi-Jie, an 11-year-old girl, works alongside her parents in a recycling facility while dreaming of attending school. Kun, the facility’s ambitious foreman, dreams of a better life. Through the eyes and hands of those who handle its refuse, comes an examination of global consumption and culture.
International premiere. New climate
School Life (In Loco Parentis)
(Country: Spain, Ireland; Year: 2016; Director: Neasa Ní Chianáin, David Rane; Writer: Neasa Ní Chianáin, David Rane), Trailer
Life at a boarding school, where the teachers' careers are drawing to a close.
North American premiere
(Country: UK, Japan, Canada; Year: 2017; Director: Kyoko Miyake; Writer: Kyoko Miyake)
Exploration of the J-pop teenage girl band phenomenon.
School Life and Tokyo Idols
(Country: France, Netherlands, South Africa; Year: 2017; Director: Pascale Lamche)
Profile of South Africa's 'mother of a nation'.
The Workers Cup
(Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Adam Sobel)
Documentary about the emigre workers building football stadiums in Qatar.
World premiere. Day One Film