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  • Return to Homs

    Once celebrated as Syria’s second best goalkeeper, Abdul Baset Al-Sarout has fought the Assad regime since leading chants at street protests in 2011. Director Talal Derki follows Abdul and his friends over two years as the situation escalates and they transition into militia fighters and leaders....

  • First to Fall

    Tarek and Hamid were students in Canada when the civil war to oust Muammar Gaddafi erupted in 2011. Both men returned to their home country to fight against the repressive dictator, despite neither having any experience of conflict. Once in Libya, their experiences diverge - Hamid is enthused by ...

  • A Cry from the Grave

    Srebrenica, Bosnia, the world's first United Nations Safe Area, was the site of the worst case of genocide in Europe since World War II. In July 1995, the Bosnian Serb army staged a brutal takeover of the small spa town and its surrounding region. Over a period of five days, the Bosnian Serb sold...

  • Soldiers Who Rape

    Hundreds of thousands of women were brutally raped in the Democratic Republic of Congo's civil war. Rape is endemic on all sides of the conflict. At times extremely shocking, this film attempts to discover why rape is seen as a normal weapon of war and contains interviews with multiple soldiers w...

  • Peace One Day

    The story of director Jeremy Gilley's six year quest to persuade the global community via the United Nations to sanction officially a day without conflict. This film documents the process to the eventual unanimous adoption by UN member states of the first ever creasefire day or global day of peac...

  • Warriors From The North

    There are Somali communities in all the Scandinavian nations, mostly made up of refugees from the civil war and their children. In the last few years, young men and boys born or raised in Europe have been returning to Somalia to fight for Al-Shabab, the Islamist militant group. This film explores...

  • Disappeared By The IRA

    The powerful story of those killed and secretly buried by IRA during the conflict in Northern Ireland. During The Troubles in Northern Ireland, at least 15 people were ‘disappeared’ - abducted at night - by the Irish Republican Army. Political enemies, people viewed as traitors and suspected info...

  • Soldier Women: To See If I'm Smiling

    Israel is the only country in the world with compulsory army service for women. Whilst in Israel this is taken as commonplace, the experiences of Israeli women soldiers are rarely heard. Six women share their experiences as soldiers in the occupied territories during the bloodiest period since th...

  • The Wonderful Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl Ep1

    Best known for Nazi propaganda film, Triumph of the Will, and Olympia, her documentary about the 1936 Olympics, Leni Riefenstahl was an undeniably extraordinary filmmaker. In Ray Muller’s two-part exploration of her life and work, Riefenstahl claims to have prioritised art over politics, that her...

  • The Wonderful Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl Ep 2

    Best known for Nazi propaganda film, Triumph of the Will, and Olympia, her documentary about the 1936 Olympics, Leni Riefenstahl was an undeniably extraordinary filmmaker. In Ray Muller’s two-part exploration of her life and work, Riefenstahl claims to have prioritised art over politics, that her...