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  • Gaza Health Under Seige

    Having suffered through three wars over eight years, Gaza is in the midst of an ongoing eleven-year blockade imposed by Israel and an authoritarian Hamas government. Gaza City is a zone of major tension, making daily
    life for its residents extremely difficult. Many public employees, whether they ...

  • 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 ceasefire day or global day of peace...

  • Postcard From Afghanistan

    Comedian Mike King faces a stand-up gig like none other when asked to perform for American troops based in Afghanistan. King also meets with Kiwi soldiers situated in Kabul, Bagram, and Bamyan and talks about how they are helping rebuild and provide security in the war-torn country. During his jo...

  • 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...

  • How The World Went Mad

    The five-part animated series explores the rise of political insanity through the sociology of madness. Using animation and archival footage, these humorous films unpack complex ideas by using an original mix of satire and science. Each episode tackles a different aspect of the madness epidemic b...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • Tracing Che

    Che Guevara, the man with the beret, embodies one of the strongest myths of the 20th century. He was a combination of saint and adventurer, somewhere between Don Quixote and a latter-day Jesus Christ. In his relations with Fidel Castro, he is the hero of a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions. Ch...