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  • Beauty Academy Of Kabul

    Sponsored by U.S.-based cosmetic companies, a delegation of American volunteers embarks on an ambitious mission to start Afghanistan's very first Western-style beautician school after the fall of the Taliban. Keen to help Afghan women see themselves and others in a new, liberated light, these out...

  • The Condemned

    In the heart of Russia, in a forest larger than Germany 7 hours from the nearest city, and where winter temperatures drop to -40 degrees, lies a prison like no other. Holding 260 men collectively responsible for nearly 800 murders, Penal Colony 56 is unique: a prison exclusively for killers.

  • The Jazz Baroness

    The true story of a Jewish British Baroness who fell in love with the musical genius Thelonious Monk. Contemporary filmmaker Hannah Rothschild tries to uncover the real story behind her great aunt's sudden disappearance. In 1951 the beautiful married mother of five left home and went to New York ...

  • Shot in Bombay

    A fast-paced and furious documentary exposing the dark underbelly of Bollywood's tinselly glamour. The Mumbai film industry has long been rumoured to be associated with crime syndicates. The connection was publicly established when, in July 2007, one of India's superstars, Sanjay Dutt, was convic...

  • Joe Leahy's Neighbours

    The sequel to 'First Contact', this film follows Joe, the mixed-race son of Australian explorer Michael Leahy, in his rocky relationship with his indigenous neighbours. Raised in the highlands of Papua and educated in Europe, he owns a coffee plantation, on the edge of which filmmakers Connolly a...

  • Sons of Perdition: Leaving the Cult

    In one of the most hidden corners of America, the Fundamentalist Church of the Latter Day Saints live an isolated life, with polygamy still the norm. Men can have up to fifty wives and dozens of children. Teenagers can be expelled from the only community they've known for sins as small as listeni...

  • Revolution: Dos and Don'ts

    What happens to revolutionaries after the revolution? This is the story of Jiovana Navias, chosen by Morales Bolivian government to represent unemployed single mothers. Her explicit mandate was to represent those like her, some of the most marginalized Bolivians. Shot between 2007 and 2014, the f...

  • The Great Hip Hop Hoax

    With a major recording deal on the cards with Sony, Californian hip-hop duo Silibil n' Brains were going to be massive. What no one knew, however, was that the pair were really Scottish, with fake American accents and made-up identities. When their promising Scottish rap act was branded "the rapp...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • My Afghanistan

    Nagieb Khaja is a Danish journalist of Afghan origin and he believes that the West makes decisions on Afghanistan based on an uninformed view of the country and its people. Despite the volume of media produced about Afghanistan since the American invasion of 2001, it is rare to get a sense of wha...

  • 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...

  • Sins of My Father

    The incredible story of Pablo Escobar, the infamous boss of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel, as told by his son, Sebastian, and his widow Maria. The film tells of Sebastian's extraordinary childhood, growing up with a father he loved but whom he knew to be Colombia's enemy number one. He tells of...

  • Japan: Story Of Love And Hate

    Naoki, 56, lived a life of luxury in Japan's bubble economy days. But when Japan's economy crashed in the early 1990s he lost everything, ending up divorced and penniless. He was saved from homelessness by his new girlfriend, 29-year-old Yoshie, who took him in despite living in a tiny one-room a...

  • 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...

  • Salma

    When Salma, a young Muslim girl in a south Indian village, was 13 years old, her family locked her up for 25 years, forbidding her to study and forcing her into marriage. During that time, words were Salma's salvation. She began covertly composing poems on scraps of paper and, through an intricat...

  • Outside the Court

    Based on a simple idea: standing outside a magistrates court in the UK and asking people going in and out why they're there and what got them there, Outside the Court becomes a film full of raw, unfiltered personalities who challenge pre-existing assumptions about criminality and criminals. This ...

  • Biggie and Tupac

    Biggie & Tupac is a no holds barred investigation into the unsolved murders of two of the biggest superstars rap has ever produced; Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace (aka Biggie Smalls and The Notorious B.I.G.). Both stars were gunned down in separate incidents, the apparent victims of hip hop...

  • Justice for Sale

    Justice for Sale follows the young, courageous Congolese human rights lawyer Claudine who refuses to accept that justice is indeed 'For Sale' in her country. When Claudine investigates the case of a soldier convicted of rape, she discovers that his trial was unfair and that he was convicted on th...

  • Pink Saris

    Sampat Pal Devi had had enough of the violence and lack of freedom in Indian women's lives and decided to take matters into her own hands. She gathered like-minded women together and, wearing pink, they started storming the offices of corrupt officials, hectoring and beating abusive husbands and ...

  • The Reluctant Revolutionary

    President Saleh ruled Yemen from 1978 to 2012, only being ousted through revolution. This film is an intimate portrait of Yemen as the revolution unfolds, told through the eyes of tour guide leader Kais - who, although an intelligent commentator, sits on the side-lines as protests erupt. Director...

  • My Childhood in Hell

    Lisbeth Zornig Andersen has a successful career and leads a comfortable life. Her childhood, however, was marked by a lack of care, violence and sexual abuse from her father and mother. She spent time in and out of the care system, made multiple attempts to run away, and was only saved by her rel...

  • The Singing Contest

    The bird-singing contest in Rio, which showcases the talents of curiós – birds that are on the list of endangered species. We follow the preparations of a bird and its elderly owner in the lead-up to a competition.

  • The Chinese Mayor

    The Chinese Mayor tells the story of the controversial Chinese Mayor of Datong, Geng Yanbo and his radical attempts at reform, demolishing 140,000 households and relocating half a million people to restore the city's ancient walls. Believing that clean economic growth from tourism and culture wil...