Documentary Competition 2016 (in alphabetical order)

All screenings and events are for over 18s unless otherwise stated

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Dead Slow Ahead

dir. Mauro Herce

Premiere type: London

26/06    4:15 PM

A mesmerising cinematic experience, Dead Slow Ahead is documentary reimagined as horror science-fiction. Tracking the journey (or aimless drift?) of a freighter, its rhythms of work, machinery and the ocean ...

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Gary Numan: Android in La La Land

dir. Steve Read, Rob Alexander

Premiere type: London

03/07    7:00 PM

Always celebrating the clash of sound and image, the East End Film Festival has a longstanding and passionate commitment to music and its mercurial creators. From Joe Strummer to The ...

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Guv’nor, The

dir. Paul Van Carter

Premiere type: World

02/07    6:30 PM

The life of famed East End luminary Lenny McLean gets a touching, personal treatment in The Guv’nor. Famous (and infamous) as a bareknuckle boxer, bouncer, enforcer, and doorman from the ...

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Hard Stop, The

dir. George Amponsah

30/06    7:00 PM

When Mark Duggan died at the hands of the London Met in 2011, the reaction was unlike anything seen in Britain since the early ‘80s. But whilst the Tottenham Riots ...

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Homeland (Iraq Year Zero)

dir. Abbas Fahdel

Premiere type: UK

25/06    12:00 PM

A vital, totemic achievement in documentary filmmaking, Homeland is the ultimate cinematic account of the American invasion of Iraq. Abbas Fahdel films his family and friends, both before and after ...

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National Bird

dir. Sonia Kennebeck

Premiere type: London

28/06    6:30 PM

The people damaged by helping to conduct America’s drone war speak out in National Bird, a disturbing new documentary executive produced by Wim Wenders and Errol Morris. Heather, Daniel and ...

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Notes on Blindness

dir. Pete Middleton, James Spinney

25/06    5:30 PM

When writer and theologian John Hull went blind in 1983, he began keeping an audiocassette diary of his daily life. When it was published in 1990, Oliver Sacks described it ...

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Notes on Blindness (HoH screening)

dir. Pete Middleton, James Spinney

28/06    3:30 PM

When writer and theologian John Hull went blind in 1983, he began keeping an audiocassette diary of his daily life. When it was published in 1990, Oliver Sacks described it ...

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Sonita

dir. Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami

25/06    4:00 PM

A story of conservative society, furious rhymes and mic drops, Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami’s extraordinary film follows Sonita Alizadeh, a young female Afghan refugee living in Iran, who rejects an arranged ...

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Transit Havana

dir. Daniel Abma

Premiere type: UK

03/07    1:30 PM

Odette, Juani and Malú are awaiting gender realignment, courtesy of Europe’s best surgeons. They are the beneficiaries of a programme established by Fidel Castro’s daughter Mariela, who is being credited ...

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