Documentary

Three Minutes: A Lengthening

By Marina Ashioti

A home movie becomes an important historical artefact, revealing the devastation of the Holocaust for the Jewish residents of a small Polish town.

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Lynch/Oz

By Marina Ashioti

Alexandre O Philippe traces the connection between David Lynch and Victor Fleming's The Wizard of Oz.

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Last Flight Home

By Saskia Lloyd Gaiger

Ondi Timoner films the final days of her father’s life in an informative, detailed and unpolished account of assisted death.

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A Bunch of Amateurs

By Marina Ashioti

A charming documentary about Britain’s oldest amateur filmmaking club puts a quintessentially Northern story in the spotlight.

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Good Night Oppy

By David Jenkins

Underwhelming and detail-light account of the plucky Mars rover that outlived NASA’s wildest predictions.

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The Cordillera of Dreams

By Marina Ashioti

Master filmmaker Patricio Guzmán turns his gaze to the enigmatic Andean mountain range as he examines the troubled histories of Chile.

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Midwives

By Jamison Kent

Hnin Ei Hlaing’s eye-opening documentary depicts the rampant and ongoing crisis in Myanmar through the eyes of two caregivers.

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Fire of Love

By David Jenkins

Sara Dosa’s whimsical documentary chronicles the tragic tale of dedicated volcano chasers Katia and Maurice Krafft.

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Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time

By Molly Mortimer

The beloved author and comedian receives the time-honoured documentary profile treatment by pal Robert B Weide.

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Donna

By Marina Ashioti

Jay Bedwani presents a captivating portrait of drag icon Donna Personna as she writes a play to commemorate the bravery of her trans sisters.

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Futura

By Trevor Johnston

Alice Rohrwacher, Pietro Marcello and Francesco Munzi offer an illuminating portrayal of Italian youth in the midst of global uncertainty.

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The Princess

By Saskia Lloyd Gaiger

Ed Perkins’ archive documentary offers fresh insight into the life and legacy of the People’s Princess.

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Faya Dayi

By Cheyenne Bunsie

Jessica Beshir's striking debut feature offers an immersive look into the ritual practices and commodification of Khat in Ethiopia.

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The Camera is Ours: Britain’s Women Documentary Makers

By Matt Turner

A fine and necessary portmanteau of British documentaries all made by lesser-known women filmmakers.

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a-ha: The Movie

By Josh Slater-Williams

Norway’s favourite synth-pop sons receive the full music biography treatment in this intimate documentary.

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This Much I Know To Be True

By Marina Ashioti

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis perform an intimate yet expansive session at the Battersea Arts Centre. The results are mesmerising.

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The Velvet Queen

By Natasha Jagger

Marie Amiguet and Vincent Munier track the elusive endangered Tibetan snow leopard in this poetic wildlife documentary.

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