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Meeting Gorbachev

RUSSIA: Meeting Gorbachev is an intimate and engaging portrait of the man who unwittingly prompted the collapse of the Soviet Union. [Director Werner Herzog , Andre Singer]

Electing Russia

Electing Russia reflects a depressing picture of Kremlin opposition. [Director Alexander Rastorguev]

Ma'ohi Nui, in the Heart of the Ocean My Country Lies

This poetic examination of the lasting impact of nuclear testing and colonisation on the native people of Tahiti and French Polynesia looks set to become a key reference point for years to come. [Director Annick Ghijzelings]

Putin's Witnesses

RUSSIA: A glimpse into Vladimir Putin‘s rise to power – from his early promises of media freedom to the flagrant disregard of democratic norms. [Director Vitaly Mansky]

Dying to Tell

Dying to Tell is a portrait of Spanish war correspondents around the world, retelling the sense of thrills associated with adrenal warfare, as well as the traumas experienced during war and in its aftermath. [Director Hernan Zin]

Soviet Hippies

USSR: Vivid memories of home-made psychedelic drugs and Soviet revolutionary times are brought to life in Soviet Hippies. [Director Terje Toomistu]

In Praise of Nothing

Boris Mitic’s In Praise of Nothing is probably the most unusual documentary you are likely to see this year. [Director Boris Mitic]

The Spider's Web: Britain's Second Empire

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. [Director Michael Oswald]

The Dead Nation

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. [Director Radu Jude]

Hanaa

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. [Director Guiseppe Carrieri]
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