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THE DEPORTER

THE DEPORTER examines an alarming injustice within US immigration. The Synopsis and Trailer are coming soon...

PLEBS SERIES 2

All roads lead to Rome for the return of the multi-award winning comedy PLEBS in a brand new eight part series. Since series 1 the world has progressed (from 27BC to 26BC) but flat-mates Marcus (Tom Rosenthal), Stylax (Joel Fry) and slave Grumio (Ryan Sampson) have made no strides whatsoever. Continuing on their desperate quest to live the 'when in Rome' maxim to the full, the gang are joined b...

DREAMCATCHER

Dreamcatcher is a vivid portrait of Brenda Myers-Powell, a former prostitute, who helps women and young girls break the cycle of sexual abuse and exploitation. The film lays bare the hidden violence that devastates the lives of young women, their families and the communities where they live. It's through Brenda's unflinching intervention with desperate women, that we see them regain a sense of hop...

PLEBS SERIES 1

Multi award-winning PLEBS is ITV2's ancient Roman sitcom. The first series was the channel's highest rating comedy ever and the second series airs in September 2014. Rome is traditionally imagined as the home of emperors and senators, generals and gladiators, a dignified theatre of pomp and ceremony. But what about the little guys, the wasters - new to the big city, stuck in office jobs, unable t...

WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL?

An anonymous body in the Arizona desert sparks the beginning of a real-life human drama. The search for identity leads us back across a continent to seek out the people left behind and the meaning of a mysterious tattoo....

THE INVISIBLE WAR

THE INVISIBLE WAR is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of the USA's most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the US military....

KNUCKLE

An epic 12-year journey into in the world of an Irish Traveller community, KNUCKLE takes us inside their brutal, secretive and exhilarating bare-knuckle fighting lives. Chronicling a history of violent feuding between rival families, the story focuses on two brothers as they fight for their reputations and the honour of their family name....

THE INTERRUPTERS

Comprised of ex-gang members whose reputations command respect on the streets of Chicago, THE INTERRUPTERS intervene in disputes before they turn violent and that violence spreads. Academy award winning director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Stevie) embarks on a verite journey with the lively INTERRUPTERS who are now protecting their communities from the violence they themselves once employed....

TOO FAST TO BE A WOMAN? THE STORY OF CASTER SEMENYA

As Caster Semenya achieved her dream of winning the 800m World Championship in 2009, rumours of a failed gender test spread. A vicious and voyeuristic media storm erupted and Caster's triumph was turned into public humiliation. With exclusive access, this film follows the shy teenager from a remote South African village as she struggles to come to terms with what has happened and fights to return...

ROAD TO LAS VEGAS

Filmed over four years, Vanessa and Maurice, an African American couple with five kids, leave Alaska for Las Vegas to find their fortunes as the economic downturn looms....

THE HONEYMOON SUITE

A short comedy about the clumsy first steps of an arranged marriage....

COWBOYS IN INDIA

Orissa, India - where tribal people fight with their bows and arrows against multinational mining moguls from London. The filmmaker, aided by two hopeless local guides, searches for answers amongst conflicting allegations, as the truth becomes more and more elusive. A humorous film about a serious subject....

THE PROMISE OF PARADISE

The story of seven-year-old Zara whose parents have decided it?s time for her to become a strict Muslim. With the support of the MEDIA programme of the European Union the story of Zara and Aysha who are attending a Muslim faith school for the first time has a feature length outing. Filmed over one year, the film intimately captures the girls? lives as they grow up and make choices about their iden...

PROJECT KASHMIR

From directors Senain Kheshgi and Geeta V. Patel and Academy Award winning Ross Kauffman, comes PROJECT KASHMIR, a feature documentary in which the directors, two American friends from opposite sides of the divide, investigate the war in Kashmir and find their friendship tested over deeply rooted religious biases they never had to face in the U.S. PROJECT KASHMIR explores war between countries and...

ROUGH AUNTIES

Fearless, feisty and resolute, the "Rough Aunties" are a remarkable group of women unwavering in their stand to protect and care for the abused, neglected and forgotten children of Durban, South Africa. This newest documentary by internationally acclaimed director Kim Longinotto (SISTERS IN LAW, DIVORCE IRANIAN STYLE) follows the outspoken, multiracial cadre of Thuli, Mildred, Sdudla, Eureka and J...

WE ARE TOGETHER

Multi-award winning feature WE ARE TOGETHER (Thina Simunye) tells the moving and inspiring story of 12 year old Slindile and her remarkable friends at the Agape orphanage in South Africa. Filmed over three years, with unforgettable kids, soaring music and a plot full of surprises, WE ARE TOGETHER arrives as a stirring and uplifting theatrical documentary. WE ARE TOGETHER went on to win a host of ...

THE 10TH MAN

Kidnapping and dirty tricks are the way of the street among the ageing Jewish community of London's East End....

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