This top drawer line-up concentrates on stories of exclusion and the marginalised, penetrating into some dark corners of the world. We experience: blindness through the eyes of a child, from the film makers who made recent Notes on Blindness; a visceral, cinematic insight into the lives of real-life 'Nightcrawlers', photojournalists who attend car crashes in Cambodia; a look at the wave of Islamophobia sweeping Britain through the eyes of two young men in Bradford; a day in ‘The Jungle’, set to the verses of W H Auden’s poem ‘Refugee Blues’; and the wisdom gained from a lifetime selling hot dogs on the streets of London. There will be a 30 minute panel discussion with the directors of Nightcrawlers of Phnom Penh, Max Cutting and James Dougan, after the screening.
This new programme premieres films from some of the most exciting filmmakers of the moment – Oscar-nominated, BAFTA winning, staff-picked; innovative, boundary-pushing and cinematic. It’s an immersive experience, designed for the big screen. This selection is curated by DocHeads, one of the documentary world's leading organisations, with support from Film London, Film Hub London and BFI Film Audience.