Sunday, 11th November
16:00 - 18:00

Rio Cinema Dalston

107 Kingsland High Street
London
E8 2PB


The Prophecy – A Warning of Climate Change in Alaska
Director: Dmitry Trakovsky (USA), 53 minutes
Follow the challenges facing the Central Alaskan Yup’ik people.

   


Timbo
Director: Peiman Zekavat, 9 minutes
Proposed dams in Brazil will bring floods, cause toxic plants to dissolve in the water, leading to severe poisoning or even death among the local tribes.

   



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Thursday, 15th November
19:00 - 21:30

Hackney Attic

270 Mare Street
London
E8 1HE


Syria’s disappeared: the case against Assad
Afshar Films, 50 minutes
Powerful personal stories of three Syrians with evidence gathered from regime documentation smuggled out of Syria.

   


The smell of petrol
Director: Branko Tomovic, 12 minutes
Single mom Jackie works as a human trafficker for illegal immigrants.

   


Boarding delayed
Two people are waiting for a flight which cannot take place.


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Friday, 16th November
19:00 - 21:00

Miranda @ Ace Hotel London

Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
100 Shoreditch High Street
London
E1 6JQ


Macoconi - The Roots of Our Children
Director: Fábio Ribeiro, 35 minutes
Mozambique is witnessing the unsustainable extraction of its mangroves, impacting the climate and the subsistence of families.

   


It is not only about fish
Director: Kodjo Adanledji, 15 minutes
Environmentalists in Norway fighting against the plan for mineral mines to dump millions of tonnes of deposits into the Repparfjord—a national salmon fjord.


   


Something in the water
Director: Leo Hyde, 18 minutes
Follow the struggle of Greek activists and unionists as they fight against the troika-imposed privatization of their public services.


   



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Saturday, 17th November
12:00 - 17:00

Young Film Makers Day
BFI South Bank

Belvedere Rd
Lambeth
London
SE1 8XT


Industry professionals advise on making documentaries, the audience select the Best Short Film of the Festival and join the exciting #tweetapitch competition which will award a £500 bursary to make a film. Tickets £6 or bring a friend for £10.


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Sunday, 18th November
16:00 - 17:30

Rio Cinema Dalston

107 Kingsland High Street
London
E8 2PB


LGBTQ+ challenges round the world

As Human As I Am
Director: Alice McDowell, 30 minutes
LGBTI activism in Nepal, Malawi and Fiji.

   


Sunken Plum
Directors: Xu Xiaoxi and Roberto F. Canuto, 20 minutes
A transgender Chinese woman receives news of her mother's death. As the only "son", she feels obligated to return to her birthplace in the mountains.


   


Cocoon

Director: Mohammad Eskandari (Iran), 11 minutes
Looking for a place to stay in Tehran for the night before sex change surgery.


   



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Monday, 19th November
19:00 - 21:00

The Cinema Museum

Dugard Way
London
SE11 4TH


Four ways to save the environment

Another World is Possible
Director: Okay Karamahmutoğlu, 20 minutes
Social and cultural dimensions of sustainability in ecological villages in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Poland.

   


Blue Tomorrow
Director: Numan Ayaz, 15 minutes
Animated film about man who leaves his island, witnesses catastrophe but when ocean rises, a decision is needed to enter another unknown.

   


Hidden Life
Directors: Kaitlyn Satter and Hannah Mattner, 18 minutes
Controversial “Rigs to Reefs” program in California allows decommissioned oil platforms to stay in the marine environment to act as artificial reefs.

   



Every Drop Counts
Director: Anita Koltun, 10 minutes
Local Guatemalan business uses new clay pot technology to purify contaminated water, changing the lives of many. Where next?

   



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Tuesday, 20th November
19:00

SOAS

Bloomsbury
London
WC1H 0XG


The Truth: Lost at Sea
Director: Rifat Audeh
The story of the Freedom Flotilla attacked by the Israeli navy in 2010, featuring footage that was broadcast and more that was smuggled off the ships.

   


Dr Activist
Public Services International
After helping convict Chad’s former dictator of war crimes, Younous keeps up the struggle for Human Rights and Healthcare for all in one of Africa’s most repressive regimes.

   


We are human
Sophie A Kanza Foundation
‘Singabantu’, an Afrophobia Awareness video shot in the remains of a house burnt to the ground by disgruntled residents during protests that turned into Afrophobic attacks.

   



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Wednesday, 21st November
19:00 - 21:30

Clifford Chance, Canary Wharf

10 Upper Bank Street
London
E14 5JJ


The Uncondemned
Directors: Michele Mitchell and Nick Louvel , 81 minutes
The screening marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to be followed by commentary, Q & A and reception hosted by Clifford Chance LLP.

   



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Friday, 23rd November
18:30 - 20:30

South Bank University

103 Borough Rd
London
SE1 0AA


Sarajevo March
Director: Ersan Bayraktar, 86 minutes
The longest siege in modern war history, recorded by the daily life and psychological impact on its people.

   


Perforations
Director: Slobodan Tomić, 10 minutes
Marvel at this clever Croatian short animated film.

   




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Saturday, 24th November
19:00 - 21:00

Miranda @ Ace Hotel London

Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
100 Shoreditch High Street
London
E1 6JQ


Facing death with a wire-cutter
Director: Sarwar Abdullah (Iraq), 37 minutes
Kurdistan Peshmerga forces working with simple equipment.

   


Afghanistanbul
Director: Ulas Tosun (Turkey), 20 minutes
The documentary tells the journey of Sewab, a 35 year old refugee trying to move from Afghanistan to Europe and is stuck in Turkey on the way. It shows how stereotyping foreign 'incomers' is a universal phenomenon, illustrated by rich and poor alike.

   



Are you Volleyball?
Director: Mohammad Bakhshi (Iran), 15 minutes
A group of Arab speaking asylum seekers arrive to a country border where they speak English - but they can't move on. Interaction gets tense and then ...well, watch!

   



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