Useful Idiots

Sergei Loznitsa’s most recent film contrasts the sombre with the celebratory at the yearly pro-Russia gathering on Victory Day at the Soviet Memorial in Berlin.

A Cross Section of Belgian High-Rise Existence

Rabot is a showcase of pure and brilliant social realism thatoffers a remarkable portrait of the Rabotresidents living at the margins of society in Ghent.

Beautiful Miners

Ben Russell’s latest experimental documentary studies the men that labour in the copper and gold mines of Serbia and Suriname.

Portrait of a Ghanaian Child Porter

Thousands of Ghanaian girls as young as six are systematically sent away from their impoverished rural homes to the capital to scrape together a few pennies – burdened with loads that could break the back of a strong adult.

The Power and Growth of Surveillance

Democracy is at stake as the surveillance industry gains influences in the life of private citizens. But the protection of privacy still seems possible.

Falling prey to illiberal democracies

Rubert Russel makes convincing arguments about the unravelling of the ideals of equality and rule of law and their replacement with illiberal manifestations of popular will.

A parachute landing in the mission archive

The documentarist Morten Vest came across the archive of the Danish branch of Sudan United Mission and sampled it with present day interviews. The result is an ahistorical, yet interesting narration

Never Seen Before

Ceres depicts life on the farm for four children in a personal and political way.

Tales from the lesbian underground scene

Leilah Weinraub's Shakedown is a fascinating glimpse into the world of African-American lesbian clubs and strip shows.

A Jihadistic family portrait

Talal Derki's new feature documentary gives a rare insight into how the sons of the al-Nusra warriors in the Idlib Governorate of Syria are being raised to become the next generation of jihadists.