London

London, March 9 - 18, 2016

In our media-saturated world, victims of wars and mass violations of human rights are often depicted as bodies rather than as individuals.

Filmmaker(s):
Giles Duley, Charif Kiwan, Kim Longinotto
Year:
2016 / 90m
Mar 16

An unsettling and eye-opening exploration into the spread of the radical ideology of the Red Mosque Islamic school in Pakistan, which trains children to devote their lives to jihad, or holy war, from a very young age.

Filmmaker(s):
Hemal Trivedi, Mohammed Ali Naqvi and Jonathan Goodman Levitt
Year:
2015 / 84m
Mar 9

Multi-award winning filmmaker Andreas Koefoed intimately portrays ordinary children in extraordinary circumstances

Filmmaker(s):
Andreas Koefoed
Year:
2015 / 58m
Mar 11/12

More than one million asylum seekers and migrants have arrived in Europe by sea.

Filmmaker(s):
Peter Bouckaert and Zalmaï, Human Rights Watch
Year:
2016 / 90m
Mar 17

Dayne Pratzsky, also known as “The Frackman,” takes on the energy giants.

Filmmaker(s):
Richard Todd
Year:
2016 / 90m
Mar 14/17
Hooligan Sparrow film image

A group of activists protesting the alleged rape of six girls by a school headmaster and a government official quickly become fugitives. 

Filmmaker(s):
Nanfu Wang
Year:
2016 / 83m
Mar 10

Since fleeing his native North Korea to defect to the south, the artist Sun Mu has worked under a defiant alias meaning “no boundaries” to criticize the repressive regime of Kim Jong-un.

Filmmaker(s):
Adam Sjoberg
Year:
2015 / 80m
Mar 13/16

In August 2013, a military defector with the code name “Caesar” smuggled 53,275 photographs out of Syria.

Filmmaker(s):
Nadim Houry, Human Rights Watch
Year:
2016 / 90m
Mar 15

Inside the Chinese Closet exposes the difficult decisions young LGBT individuals must make when forced to balance their quest for love with parental and cultural expectations. 

Filmmaker(s):
Sophia Luvara
Year:
2015 / 70m
Mar 13/14

Legendary author, activist, and playwright, Larry Kramer gave voice to the outrage and grief that inspired a generation of gay men and lesbians to fight for their lives

Filmmaker(s):
Jean Carlomusto
Year:
2015 / 82m
Mar 11/12

From its international premiere at Critics Week in Cannes comes Mediterranea, a riveting drama on migration.

Filmmaker(s):
Jonas Carpignano
Year:
2015 / 107m
Mar 15/17
Mustang film image

Five sisters, driven by the same desire for freedom, rebel against the limitations imposed upon them.

Filmmaker(s):
Deniz Gamze Erguven
Year:
2015 / 97min
Mar 18

Danae Elon exposes a deep, complex, and painful portrait of Jerusalem today. 

Filmmaker(s):
Danae Elon
Year:
2015 / 87m
Mar 12/14

What does it take to operate safely in a conflict zone and return with material that succeeds on both an editorial and ethical level?

Filmmaker(s):
James Brabazon and Matt Timblin, Human Rights Watch
Year:
2016 / 150m
Mar 12

Winner of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary and World Cinema Audience Award for Documentary, Sonita follows a determined and animated Afghan teen.

Filmmaker(s):
Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami
Year:
2015 / 90m
Mar 11/12/15

A first-hand account of the perilous journey made by a group of Syrian refugees.

Filmmaker(s):
George Kurian
Year:
2015 / 55m
Mar 15/16

In 2011, the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan by the Metropolitan Police sparked intense riots in London.

Filmmaker(s):
George Amponsah
Year:
2015 / 85m
Mar 13/14

The High Sun shares three love stories, set in three consecutive decades, in two neighbouring Balkan villages with a long history of inter-ethnic hatred. 

Filmmaker(s):
Dalibor Matanić
Year:
2015 / 123m
Mar 16

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad directs this inspiring biopic about Mohammad Assaf, a singer from Gaza, who in 2013 won the TV talent show “Arab Idol,” entertaining and inspiring millions.

Filmmaker(s):
Hany Abu-Assad
Year:
2015 / 100m
Mar 13/17

Women were on the front lines of the uprisings that swept the Arab world in 2011. 

Filmmaker(s):
Gini Reticker
Year:
2015 / 90m
Mar 11
Presented in partnership with: