A new year, new opportunities. 17 years ago, Charlotte Horton left the UK for Italy, where she’s devoted her time to restoring Potentino castle. We meet to discuss the ecological attitude to life, local traditions, democracy and micro-politics.
A new hard-hitting documentary draws parallels between the climate crisis and worldwide social unrest.
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio meets with scientists, activists and world leaders to discuss the dangers of climate change and possible solutions.
The insects we once regarded with disgust are now being touted as the solution to the world’s food shortages. Can insects really save the world?
Why submit ourselves? Stefan Jarl asks in the documentary The Subjection. Why do we accept a life surrounded by danger – unnecessary hazards, which exist because someone profits from them?
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The «cleaners» of global social media platforms live in harsh societies and conditions of comparative clutter to those after whom they are cleaning up.
Boris Mitic’s In Praise of Nothing is probably the most unusual documentary you are likely to see this year.
The Spider’s Web employs an array of experts in offshore tax havens to detail the degree to which the British elite has created a system of shocking inequity. This is a film all ordinary, tax-paying citizens should watch.
If you can only bear watching one film about Utøya, Reconstructing Utøya is worth the wait.
ROMANIA: Coupling aged photographic references to Romania in the 1930’s together with a diary from the time, this doc gives a chilling account of what awaited Romania’s Jews.
Hanaa (2017) describes the life and destiny of four young women around the world and how through myths, superstitions and beliefs patriarchal will is imposed on them.
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The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen offers an oasis of innovative, experimental and artistic film.
The thought provoking realities of Jayisha Patel’s shortfilm Circle, stands in stark contrast to the realities of the cotton-picking corner of Alabama – portrayed in Maris Curran's short While I Yet Live.
Turkey's women's festival may be a drop in the ocean of the poisoned patriarchy that pollutes the world, but its part of a current that is growing in power, pace and spread.
There’s more that goes on at the Sundance festival beyond traditionally formatted film - this year VR was the biggest buzzword.
Serbian cinema takes a leap onto the world stage with the programme presented at the international film festival Visions du Réel’s Focus Serbia.