Marek Edelman... And There Was Love in the Ghetto [dir: Jolanta Dylewska, Andrzej Wajda]
HOLOCAUST: Marek Edelman... And There Was Love in the Ghetto is not a historical account, not a teaching of facts. It is a beautiful, joyous and painful bubble of the memories of one man who lived during the Holocaust.
Crime + Punishment [dir: Stephen Maing]
POLICING: In New York, people are being terrorised in their own streets, homes, and workplaces by the people paid to protect them. These realities should be impossible, but in these neighbourhoods in the US they are everyday occurrences.
Varda by Agnès [dir: Agnès Varda]
AUTOBIOGRAPHY: At 90, French New Wave pioneer Agnès Varda reflects on her career and a creative philosophy of community and empathy.
For Sama [dir: Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts]
SYRIA: A filmmaker begins documenting a celebration of freedom in Aleppo but ends up documenting the devastating consequences of that dream.
The Guardian of Memory [dir: Marcela Arteaga]
IMMIGRATION: Mexican government complicity to the lethal violence of organised crime and America's brutal bureaucracy towards asylum seekers are both condemned in Marcela Arteaga's poetic and piercing The Guardian of Memory.
Red Moon [dir: Tülin Özdemir]
TRADITION: The moving story of a Turkish child bride trafficked to Europe –Red Moon is as much family therapy as a heart-rending road movie.
HOT DOCS: Documentary filmmakers are the last people standing, waving the flag for the truth and facts.» – Shane Smith, Programme Director at Hot Docs.
Faire-Part [dir: Anne Reijniers, Nizar Saleh, Paul Shemisi, Rob Jacobs]
COLONIALISM: Four filmmakers search for a new way to tell the story of Kinshasa, looking to the city's performance artists and their subversion of colonialism's legacy.