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Rebellion

By Adam Solomons

This fly-on-the-wall documentary is a dicey, disappointing look at the incendiary eco-rebels known as Extinction Rebellion.

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Flee

By Ella Kemp

A gay Afghan man leaves his home for a new life in Denmark in Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s moving documentary.

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Taming the Garden

By Emily Maskell

This observational documentary is an ethereal ode to nature and its fight to survive in the hands of human greed.

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Rebel Dykes

By Marina Ashioti

This fittingly radical documentary chronicles the feminist punk subculture which sprung in London in the 1980s.

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Sabaya

By Marina Ashioti

A sombre and emotive documentary depicting the painful realities of the Islamic State’s reign of terror.

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Pray Away

By Emily Maskell

This devastating documentary exposes the shocking truth of one of the world’s largest gay conversion therapy schemes.

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Stray

By Josh Slater-Williams

Istanbul’s semi-feral dog population is the focus of this thought-provoking ethnographic documentary.

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Il Mio Corpo

By Leila Latif

Michele Pennetta trains his camera on a young Nigerian migrant living in Sicily in this poetic docudrama.

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Strasbourg 1518

By David Jenkins

Jonathan Glazer riffs on the so-called “dancing plague” which struck the French border city 500 years ago. The result is spectacular.

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Present.Perfect.

By Matt Turner

China’s vast live-streaming industry is laid bare in Shengze Zhu’s captivating documentary.

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The Street

By Maria Nae

Photographer Zed Nelson documents the changes to one street in East London over a four-year period.

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Heimat is a Space in Time

By Matt Turner

German documentarian Thomas Heise examines his family history around the turn of the 20th century.

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Normal

By David Jenkins

This short documentary essay critiques enforced gender roles in Italy, but is very snobby in doing so.

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Stones Have Laws

By David Jenkins

This tricksy documentary hybrid charts the traditions and transitions of a remote Surinamese tribe.

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Hail Satan?

By Kambole Campbell

Penny Lane’s head-spinning documentary charts the rise of The Satanic Temple.

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Of Love and Law

By David Jenkins

Married gay lawyers in Osaka fight everyday injustice in this delightful, deadpan documentary.

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Dead Souls

By Matt Thrift

This eight-hour epic from Chinese filmmaker Wang Bing chronicles one of the worst atrocities in human history.

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