This is an extraordinary raw, first person account of the last war in Gaza. As the war begins Mohamed Jabaly picks up his camera and joins an ambulance crew. Watching the horror unfold as the crew speeds to the aftermath of each attack gives him a unique perspective on the heroism of the crew and the suffering of ordinary Palestinians.
Entirely set in the back of a police truck, this ferociously well-made film paints a fascinating portrait of contemporary Egypt. Both supporters of the Morsi government and anti-Morsi protestors are out on the street demonstrating.
During a brutal military crackdown a hugely dignified old man has to pass through an army checkpoint every time he wants to visit his land. The old violinist, Don Plutarco is a rebel sympathiser but agrees to teach the Captain the violin. So starts a tense and potentially deadly poker game.
Bold, brave and brilliant, this wise, sad and funny film captures Cuba at a critical moment in its history. Deserted by his wife, rejected by his lover, and sceptical of the promises of a new Cuba, Sergio feels alone in a brave new world, unable either to leave or to come to terms with the changes after the revolution.
A visual marvel, Hayao Miyazaki's (Spirited Away, Totoro) breathtaking sci-fi/fantasy epic about a nature loving warrior princess brought a new artistic credibility to anime and created the blueprint for Studio Ghibli’s powerful female heroines. A thousand years after the great war, a toxic jungle fiercely guarded by giant insects threatens to engulf the world.
Larraín (Jackie, No) fuses history, legend and fiction to powerful effect in this bold, stunningly inventive detective thriller and ‘anti-bio’. This is a fascinating examination of how we create the story of our own lives – particularly if you’re a vain, self-publicist like the great Nobel-prize winning poet, Pablo Neruda.
An illuminating, fascinating and finally very moving meditation on time and place and the enduring importance of memory, curiosity, courage and conscience. In the vast Atacama Desert, astronomers peer deep into the cosmos in search for answers concerning the origins of life. Nearby, a group of women sift through the sand searching for the bodies of loved ones, dumped unceremoniously by Pinochet's regime.
A smart, hard-hitting look at the global arms trade, the vast sums of money that are made and the corruption that creates. Fascinating interviews reveal the shocking realities of Britain’s central role in this dirty trade that counts its profits in billions and its losses in human lives.
A rare chance to see a delightful Nepali film set in the awesome Himalayas during the Maoist insurgency. Despite belonging to different castes and social creeds, Prakesh and Kiran are best friends. The boys devise a plan to make some money by raising a hen and selling its eggs.
A charming, gentle tale about a group of village boys caught in the crossfire of civil war. In the lush breathtakingly green Colombian mountains, Manuel, Julian and Poca Luz enjoy a simple life where a football or set of coloured pencils is a treasured gift.
This charts Syria’s devastating civil war through an intimate portrait of a group of optimistic young friends hungry for change. They take to the streets with a smile and a song, but soon they feel the full force of the government’s brutal backlash of torture, death and destruction.
A compelling, authentic first-hand account of the plight of refugees told from their own perspective. Camped out overlooking Melilla, the tiny Spanish port on North Africa’s Mediterranean coast, Malian refugee Abou Bakar Sidibé is given a camera to document the daily life of his fellow refugees.
This is an inspiring, timely movie about the best ways to solve our ecological crisis. Presented in five key chapters that lay out clearly and simply the work of pioneers who are reinventing agriculture, energy, the economy, democracy and education.