Staff Pick
Democracy
The Bigger Picture
David Bernet | 2015
Finland, France, Germany... | 100 min | 12+ years | English with English subtitles

A creative documentary with astonishing insight into EU lawmaking, showing how a group of politicians are fighting to minimise the impact of Big Data and mass surveillance.

The Divide
The Bigger Picture
Katharine Round | 2015
United Kingdom, United States | 74 min | 15+ years | English

7 individuals strive for a better life in modern-day US and UK - where the top 0.1% owns as much wealth as the bottom 90%.

Dreaming Of Wine
Close Up Shared Planet
David Fernández de Castro | 2016
69 min | 12+ years | Samoan, Spanish with English subtitles | Subtitles

Five men take a land with no future, and turn it into one of the most important wine producing regions in the world.

Watch Free
Farmer Jack
Arjan Wilschut | 2014
Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands | 13 min | 8+ years | No dialogue

Jack is leading a happy farmer's life until prices for his farming products suddenly drop but then a salesman and a scientist arrive, claiming to have a solution.

Good Things Await
Close Up Shared Planet
Phie Ambo | 2014
Denmark, Iceland | 95 min | 15+ years | Danish with English subtitles | Subtitles

An octogenarian biodynamic farmer battles bureaucracy in his quest to preserve Danish Red dairy cattle, and to practice crop and animal husbandry in a respectful manner.

Hamama & Caluna
Andreas Muggli | 2018
Switzerland | 23 min | 12+ years | English, German with English subtitles

Two young refugees, Hamama and Caluna, have left everything behind. Stranded in a camp in northern Italy, they decide to go over the Alps and cross the closed border into Switzerland at night.

Hamish
Close Up
Robbie Fraser | 2016
United Kingdom | 75 min | 12+ years | English, Gaelic, German... with English subtitles

A poet, soldier, songwriter, folklorist and cultural activist, Hamish Henderson played a leading role in Scotland's folk revival.