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    Afghan air guitar and expat metal: a scene is created in...

    CULTURE: A documentary tells the story of the rise of the first Afghan metal band and their fall under the weight of the ultra-conservative society that surrounds them.

    The deadly circle of German fate

    GERMANY: Thomas Heise voyages into mental and emotional fractures

    It’s others that interest me

    AUTOBIOGRAPHY: At 90, French New Wave pioneer Agnès Varda reflects on her career and a creative philosophy of community and empathy.

    Culture and conscience

    COLONIALSM: A painful voyage back to the silenced Algerian War of Independence

    When your country is against you  

    BLACK AMERICA: Robert Minervini’s new documentary examines a community of disenfranchised people in New Orleans and their struggle for survival in a country that seems to have forsaken them.

    Exposing the misery of the Mafia

    PHOTOGRAPHY: Letizia Battaglia never introduced herself as a photographer of the Mafia. She was taking pictures of Palermo, she says, where the Mafia is simply part of everyday life and routines.

    A well-wrought thriller about the death of a Swedish UN Secretary-General

    In his classic Mads Brügger-film style, the Danish director seeks to find out who stood behind the plane crash that killed the UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld in 1961.

    A pop doc out of the ordinary

    BIOGRAPHY: «Why are you a problematic pop star? » director Stephen Loveridge asks M.I.A. in his documentary. The answers provided by the film point towards more than an uncompromising and sometimes challenging personality.

    One of the greatest leaders of the 20th century

    RUSSIA: Meeting Gorbachev is an intimate and engaging portrait of the man who unwittingly prompted the collapse of the Soviet Union.

    From protégée to dictator

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