Monday, 7th November
19:00 – 22:00

The Century Club

61-63 Shaftesbury Avenue



When Elephants Fight (Director: Michael Ramsdell)

The fight for minerals in the Congo has brought poverty, war and corruption while corporations, nations and armed groups have made billions.

(90 minutes)


Besieged Bread (Director: Soudade Kaadan)

Syria 2015, it's a long day of smuggling bread to the besieged area. There is no escape.
(11 minutes)


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Tuesday, 8th November
19:00 – 22:00

Love Die Late

114 Great Portland Street



The Girls Of The Taliban (Director: Najibullah Quraishi)

With a new wave of privately run religious schools across Afghanistan, many feel basic rights and education for girls are again under threat.

(58 minutes)


Gezoindelach (Director: Efrat Berger)

Yehuda, raised in a devout Hasidic family, decides to do away with the last remaining symbol still connecting him to his religious past.

(28 minutes)


Nobody Dies Here (Director: Simon Panay)

In the Perma gold mine in Benin, some dream of finding gold, digging relentlessly. Others say that in this place, nobody dies. How?

(23 minutes)


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Wednesday, 9th November
19:00 – 22:00

Hackney Picturehouse

270 Mare Street


E8 1HE

A Brilliant Genocide (Director: Ebony Butler)

Counterpoint to Kony 2012, the Ugandan government has used that crime to divert attention from its own.

(82 minutes)


I Am Able (Director: Isaac Seigel-Boettner)

Left for dead, young Rwandan Frederick miraculously survives and now seeks to change people's preconceptions of what it means to be 'able'.

(13 minutes)


The Harvest (Director: Ross Bolidai)

The Shona people live in the most densely mined area in the world and now nomadic mine clearers live and work along its path.

(19 minutes)


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Thursday, 10th November

19:00 – 22:00

Soho Works Shoreditch

56 Shoreditch High Street


E1 6JJ

K2 and the Invisible Footmen (Director: Iara Lee)

Shot in stunning northern Pakistan, it concentrates on the plight of the unsung heroes, the indigenous porters of majestic K2, the earth's second-highest peak.

(54 minutes)


Generation Hope (Director: Charles Francis Kinane)

Filmed in Malawi, Haiti and India, this shows the extraordinary difference a daily meal in school can make to children in these poor communities.


Hotel 22 (Director: Elizabeth Lo)

In Silicon Valley, the Line 22 is the only bus that runs twenty-four hours. By night, it transforms into "Hotel 22", a mobile testament to the challenges of an increasingly unaffordable landscape.

(9 minutes)


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Friday, 11th November
18:30 – 21:30

UCL, Bloomsbury

Chadwick Meeting Room, Chadwick Building

University College London

Gower Street


Dirty Wars (Director: Rick Rowley)

What begins as a report into a US night raid gone terribly wrong in remote Afghanistan quickly turns into a global investigation of the secretive and powerful Joint Special Operations Command.

(86 minutes)


The Sky Queen (Director: Simon Maignan)

The cynical romance of two drone pilots in New York.

(9 minutes)


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Saturday, 12th November
19:00 – 21:00

St Katherine's House

2 Butcher Row


E14 8DS

Tides (Director: Alessandro Negrini)

The river Foyle runs through Derry/Londonderry. What has it seen, heard, witnessed in its long life, running towards the ocean? What is the Foyle whispering to us today?

(40 minutes)


Regarding the Lambs in the City (Director: Zhao Xu)

Daily life in a Chinese city? A shepherd couple, a disco-playing bicycle repair man, a man keeps a lamb as his pet while another, dressed like a sheep, wanders around the city. Is it real?

(40 minutes)


Ariel (Director: Macéo Bhardwaj)

Ariel, a homeless transwoman, meets her guardian angel who teaches her how to 'feel alive' again. How will their love manage Society's oppressive views?

14 minutes)


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Sunday, 13th November

Youth Day

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Monday, 14th November
19:00 – 22:00


48 Greek Street



Unforgiven: Rwanda (Director: Lukas Augustin)

20 years on, victim and perpetrators live in the same villages. What is a socially acceptable conversation when your family's killer sits down to dinner?

(76 minutes)


When you hear the Bells (Director: Valentin LeBlanc)

In Afghanistan, young male prostitutes obliged to dance, dressed as girls, for a male audience. Saman feels threatened by the arrival of Bijane, a boy younger than him destined to take his place.

(25 minutes)


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Tuesday, 15th November
19:00 – 22:00

SOAS, Bloomsbury

Room B102


10 Thornhaugh Street



Walls (Directors: Pablo Iraburu and Migueltxo Molina)

The intimate stories of lives affected by division on the borders of Spain and Morocco, Mexico and the United States, and South Africa and Zimbabwe.

(82 minutes)


My Enemy, My Brother (Director: Ann Shin)

Former enemies from the Iran-Iraq War become blood brothers for life, 25 years after one saves the other’s life on the battlefield. How did they meet?

(17 minutes)


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Thursday, 17th November
19:00 – 22:00

The Library Bar

112 St. Martin's Lane



Our Lives In Transit

A controversial law leaves 200,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent doubting their identity. Rosa Iris, a young and determined lawyer, fights for their rights.

(30 minutes)


But They Can't Break Stones (Director: Elena Dirstaru)

Nepal’s civil war ended 10 years ago but women still fight for their rights. As well as activists, we see women training to be mountain guides at an all-female training centre. The film's director will provide an update after the screening.

(50 minutes)


Fish and Crops (Director: Sara Bernardo)

In farming and fishing, everything is changing so fast, these professions are being strongly affected by climate changes, technology and also modern farming practices.

(10 minutes)


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Friday, 18th November
19:00 – 22:00

Miranda at ACE Hotel

100 Shoreditch High Street


E1 6JQ

Burden of Peace (Director: Joey Boink)

Guatemala’s first female Attorney General starts a frontal attack against corruption and organized crime, arresting a former dictator. Will she survive?

(75 minutes)


Uninvited (Director: Julian Biba)

Albanian emigrants caught by Greek border patrol units receive a punishing treatment, for crossing illegally the border, looking for a better life.

(20 minutes)


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Sunday, 20th November
12:00 – 15:00

Rich Mix

35-47 Bethnal Green Road


E1 6LA

Before The Flood (Director: Fisher Stevens)

Leonardo DiCaprio, UN Messenger of Peace, meets those engaged in preventing the global catastrophes of climate change. Barack Obama and Pope Francis join farmers and islanders as they survey melting ice sheets and industrial pollution.

(95 minutes)


Battle Scars (Director: Robbie Buckley)

Fighting a battle no one seems to win, Harry suffers from PTSD and struggles to contain his demons.

(11 minutes)


Not a Pizza Order (Director: Cecile Ragot)

In New York City, more than 11 million 911 calls are received each year. This is one of them.

(1 minute)


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Tuesday, 22nd November
19:00 – 22:00

Lights Of Soho

35 Brewer Street



Drone (Director: Tonje Hessen)

Inside the covert CIA drone war, follow those living under drones in Pakistan and the drone pilots who struggle with the new warfare. Drones may just change wars and possibly our future.

(78 minutes)


Remembering Srebrenica, 20 years on (Director: Tamanna Rahman)

Genocide survivors revisit Srebrenica where in 1995 they were left to die. They had sought protection in the UN base at Potočari, only to find that Ratko Mladić’s troops had arrived first.

(22 minutes)


Pirates and Slaves (Director: Environmental Justice Foundation)

How overfishing and pirate fishing in Thailand fuels human trafficking and the plundering of our oceans.

(9 minutes)


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