Motherland takes us into the heart of the world’s busiest maternity hospital in one of the most populous countries: The Philippines. An intimate and heart-warming vérité portrait of women taking the first steps on their journey of motherhood.
An icon of politics and culture, Dr Maya Angelou had a prolific life; as a singer, dancer, activist, poet, and writer she inspired generations of people to think about their history in a way they never had before.
Inside a sprawling textile factory, Machines observes the lives of workers consumed by monotonous manual labour in degrading conditions. The film weaves an evocative and relentless portrait of inequality, oppression and the huge divide between rich and poor.
Sung-Hyung Cho is the first South Korean filmmaker to gain access to North Korea. Setting aside her pre-conceptions of her neighbours to the North, she explores the reality of daily life under the totalitarian regime.
Kimberley Motley is the only foreign lawyer, not to mention the only woman, working in Afghanistan’s corrupt, complicated legal system. For over five years, human rights cases and troubled expats motivated her to stay, but time is running out.
In this innovative 'magic realist' documentary set in Iraq, Mark Cousins travels to Goptapa, a Kurdish/Iraqi village of just 700 people, trying to make a dream film about a place that is normally only portrayed in current affairs programmes.
After suffering a series of dramatic setbacks in their lives, three close friends and professional climbers confront their complicated pasts, inner demons and nature’s harshest elements in an attempt to conquer the Mount Meru.
Gospel / soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples has been thrilling her fans for over 60 years, performing with her family as The Staple Singers, and later as a solo artist. Mavis! tells her story and captures her irrepressible zest for music, performing and life.
An exclusive opportunity to hear from Oscar winning director Pawel Pawlikowski in conversation with his former assistant, now director Marc Isaacs.