This is the unknown story of a century of Arab feminism. Filmed in Morocco, Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia and featuring previously unreleased archives and exclusive interviews with activists...
An exploration of memory and belonging told through the story of Istanbul’s community of street dogs supported by readings from John Berger.
A portrait of the working class musicians and dancers of Buenos Aires’ San Telmo neighbourhood, who have channelled the city’s many cultural influences into the street performance called Murga.
Ben Hopkin’s latest film is a celebration of the Istanbul he once knew but is now disappearing. Commissioned to create a conventional doc of the city, Hopkins quickly finds himself drawn into its dark past.
Presented by Marc Isaacs. How do you make a film when your government has imposed a 20 year directing ban on you? This clandestine documentary is Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s brilliant and brave answer – filmed whilst under house arrest in Tehran
Presented by Sean McAllister. The story of a Palestinian village's resistance to encroaching Israeli settlements is brought to life through footage from Emad Burnat's five bullet-ridden and broken cameras.
Presented by Joan Churchill. Both a classic documentary and a vital pop-cultural artefact, D.A. Pennebaker's portrait of Bob Dylan captures the iconic singer-songwriter on the cusp of his transformation from folk prophet to rock trendsetter.
Presented by Brian Hill. Acclaimed filmmaker Kim Longinotto takes her camera inside an Iranian divorce court, providing a subtle and intimate look at the lives of women in a country stereotypically associated with fanaticism and oppression.
Presented by Andre Singer. The now legendary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman’s debut film, a stark and graphic portrayal of the conditions that existed at the State Prison for the Criminally Insane at Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
Presented by Sophie Fiennes. Beautifully shot in black and white, Belovy (The Belovs) tells the story of twice-widowed Anna Belova, who lives with her brother Mikhail. A mesmerising, tragic and raucous portrait of a Russian farming family.