From Africa’s Palms
Nidhi Dutt investigates the mirky business of palm oil in Cameroon.
Dir: Hugh Hartford
With nothing but our own two legs moving us, we begin to get a vague, tingling sense of who, or what, we really are.
Dir: Matan Rochlitz & Ivo Gormley
Angola: Birth of a Movement
Arrested, harassed, beaten but still as noisy as ever – Ana de Sousa’s film shows how the Angolan youth refuse to be silenced.
Dir: Ana de Sousa
The Circus Children
For decades, Nepali children, mostly girls, have been sought by Indian circuses for their fair skin and beauty. Neal follows an extraordinary Nepali rescue team as they head to India to raid a large Indian circus, suspected of using child performers.
Dir: Sky Neal
Beads On One String
A metaphysical road movie where 50 folk from different faiths crammed into a bus and took off around India’s sacred sites. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they got more than they bargained for. There was a Buddhist student who climbed a mountain to ‘find himself’ only to realise that that pinkish smudge in the middle of everywhere he looked was in fact the tip of his nose.
Dir: Sevn Mcauley
Piecing Together Rwanda’s Past
Historians re-imagine Rwanda’s pre-colonial past using archaeological evidence. Premiered at the Rwanda Film Festival 2008 and toured across Rwanda in an inflatable cinema. The film is now on show in the National Museum in Butare.
Dir: Hugh Hartford
Olive lives by herself without water or electricity. Her way of life does not greatly differ from that of her grandfather’s (at the beginning of the 20th century), but Olive still has to deal with the Ministry of Agriculture who are coming to test her cattle. Through careful observation, humour and sensitivity, this short doc shatters the illusion of idyllic rural life in North Devon.
Dir: Anson Hartford
Doctors travel to the frontiers of world health to find innovations in tech or meet the amazing people bringing medicine to the most remote parts of the planet.