London

London Film Festival, March 18 - 27, 2015

At a public hospital in Nicaragua, OBGYN Dr. Carla Cerrato must choose between following a law that bans all abortions and endangers her patients or taking a risk and providing the care that she knows can save a woman's life.

Filmmaker(s):
Alessandra Zeka and Holen Sabrina Kahn
Year:
2014 / 65m
Mar 25/26

Over two years, Sudanese filmmaker Hajooj Kuka lived alongside farmers, herders, and rebels displaced to the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountain regions, filming their lives within hillside hide-outs and refugee camps.

Filmmaker(s):
Hajooj Kuka
Year:
2014 / 68m
Mar 21/22

Burden of Peace follows Guatemala's first female attorney general, Claudia Paz y Paz. Burden of Peace is an epic tale of personal sacrifice, hard-fought change, and hope.

Filmmaker(s):
Joey Boink
Year:
2015 / 76m
Mar 25/26

Over the course of more than three years, director Camilla Nielsson gained exclusive access to the inner circles of politics in Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe. 

Filmmaker(s):
Camilla Nielsson
Year:
2014 / 100m
Mar 20/23

Violence is part of everyday life in Colombia, where the military, guerrillas, paramilitaries, and drug cartels have been fighting for decades, and hundreds of thousands of people have been killed.

Filmmaker(s):
Andreas Dalsgaard
Year:
2014 / 104m
Mar 20/22
No Land's Song film image

A political thriller and a musical journey,No Land's Song never loses sight of its real center - the female voice.

Filmmaker(s):
Ayat Najafi
Year:
2014 / 93m
Mar 20/21/22

In 2009, Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was covering Iran's volatile elections for Newsweek. One of the few reporters in the country with access to US media, he made an appearance on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart". The interview was inten

Filmmaker(s):
Jon Stewart
Year:
2014 / 103m
Mar 27

Josefin grew up in Sweden hearing a family myth about how her Peruvian aunt, Augusta, died in armed struggle for poor people in Peru. Augusta La Torre created the violent Maoist guerilla Sendero Luminoso or Shining Path, together with her husband Abima

Filmmaker(s):
Mikael Wiström
Year:
2014 / 100m
Mar 21/23

Filmmaker Francois Verster explores how music and storytelling can serve as an outlet for citizens to process political upheaval.

Filmmaker(s):
Francois Verster
Year:
2014 / 107m
Mar 24/26

The photographer Sebastião Salgado was a refugee in the 1970s, fleeing the military dictatorship in Brazil. He became a global wanderer, photographing epochal events of violence and displacement, including Rwanda, Bosnia, and the war in Iraq.

Filmmaker(s):
Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Year:
2014 / 110m
Mar 18

Accomplished documentarian Fernand Melgar is renowned for his powerful investigations into the injustices of Swiss society. His latest offering, The Shelter, charts a cold winter spent at an emergency shelter for homeless migrants in the wealthy city o

Filmmaker(s):
Fernand Melgar
Year:
2014 / 101m
Mar 24/25

During this unique masterclass, Human Rights Watch emergencies director Peter Bouckaert and leading photojournalist Marcus Bleasdale discuss the techniques and strategies of international crisis reporting and multimedia storytelling. 

Filmmaker(s):
Human Rights Watch
Year:
2014 / 90m
Mar 21

Through a clever mix of stop motion animation and interviews, The Wanted 18 recreates an astonishing true story: the Israeli army's pursuit of 18 cows.

Filmmaker(s):
Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan
Year:
2014 / 75m
Mar 23/24/26

For the last 20 years, notorious activists the Yes Men have staged outrageous and hilarious hoaxes to draw international attention to corporate crimes against humanity and the environment. Armed with nothing but quick wits and thrift-store suits, these

Filmmaker(s):
Laura Nix and the Yes Men
Year:
2014 / 90m
Mar 19

October 2001: As US-led forces invade Afghanistan in search of Osama Bin Laden, 22 members of China's Uyghur minority happen to be in the country. These Turkish-speaking Muslims are fleeing repressive authorities in Beijing, which view them as dangerou

Filmmaker(s):
Patricio Henríquez
Year:
2014 / 99m
Mar 22/24

What Tomorrow Brings follows one year in the life of the first all-girls school in a remote, conservative Afghan village.

Filmmaker(s):
Beth Murphy
Year:
2015 / 90m
Mar 20/21
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