For some reason, (Super-sonic powers of listening and observing? Freedom of smaller crews and greater autonomy?) women excel at making docs.
This selection of work shows just how diverse the genre can be, from social action campaigning to philosophical reflection on artist-and-mother-hood, and proves, with the help of some loveable American teenagers, that fact can be at least as compelling and entertaining as fiction.
Please note that we are showing more docs in our Developing Countries Focus, including stunning Indian doc Goddesses Connecting Voices: Films From the Commonwealth and an exploration of the world's third largest film industry, Nollywood. Peace Mission: Welcome to Nollywood.
plus director Q&A
ICA Cinema 1 Fri 6 Mar 9pm
A powerful, innovative appeal against climate change; an archivist in 2055 looks back to when we could have saved ourselves. From the creator of McLibel.
plus director Q&A
ICA Cinema 1 Sat 7 Mar 6.30pm
Winner: Best Feature Documentary, Sundance 2008. “...undeniably entertaining...” (Variety). Where documentary meets high school movie from the brilliant Oscar®-nominated Nanette Burstein.
plus director Q&A and characters from the film
ICA Cinema 1 Sun 8 Mar 4.30pm
Three incredible women, aged 88-102, living in a home for the active elderly, share their memories, hopes, and passions, while they keep writing, campaigning, and finishing crosswords...
ICA Cinema 1 Mon 9 Mar 8.30pm
This Sundance winning “poetic fusion" (Variety) follows internationally acclaimed New York conceptual artist Vanessa Beecroft as she treads the path of Madonna and Angelina Jolie attempting to adopt Sudanese twins.
ICA Cinema 2 8.40pm / ICA Cinema 2 Tue 10 Mar 6.45pm
UK Premiere of FIPRESCI Award winner, Berlin IFF Forum 2008, gives voice to the young women serving time for failed suicide attacks.