SPIRITUALITY: In the few years since TV and internet were introduced to Bhutan, daily rituals like candle lighting and recitation of prayer now compete with the lure of smartphones. [Director Thomas Balmès]
CAPITALISM: Carmen Lossman's forensic film lifts the lid on the great con of late capitalism - the debt and money-go-round that is spinning towards ecological, social and financial disaster. [Director Carmen Losmann]
THESSALONIKI: Challenging the authoritative colonial views about exoticism, ethnography, and anthropology, filmmaker and artist Laura Huertas Millán is transforming filmmaking itself as their traditionally expressive form.
PHOTOGRAPHY: World renowned photographer Fred Baldwin has published his memoirs at the age of 90. Is this a peculiar insight into a person who, through everything and everyone he meets, first and foremost sees himself?
CONFLICT: Eléonore Weber's chilling compilation of military footage reveals the casual killing by men in flying machines who risk nothing in the pursuit of state-sanctioned murder. [Director Eléonore Weber]
CLIMATE CHANGE: Malian musician Inna Modja takes an epic journey down Africa's ambitious Great Green Wall project where 8,000km wall of trees is to stretch across the entire continent. [Director Jared P Scott]
ECOLOGY: The making of this film is itself an integral part of a drama involving the Chinese mafia, Mexican fishermen pushed into crime, fearless activists, frightened policemen and a rare species of mini whales. [Director Richard Ladkani]