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Look of Silence, TheLook of Silence, The (2015) Recommended
Dir. Joshua Oppenheimer
Devastating sequel to the acclaimed THE ACT OF KILLING examines the genocide from the victim's perspective, following a family of survivors as they…
Our Brand is CrisisOur Brand is Crisis (2015)
Dir. David Gordon Green
Feat. Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie
Thorny comedy examines the role of American 'political consultants' in foreign elections. Sandra Bullock is sent to Bolivia to help re–elect a…
Requiem for the American DreamRequiem for the American Dream (2015)
Dir. Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks
A bracing encapsulation of Professor Noam Chomsky's political and philosophical views, focusing particularly on the damaging effects of inequality in…
Show Me a Hero (TV Mini-Series)Show Me a Hero (TV Mini-Series) (2015) Recommended
Dir. Paul Haggis
Feat. Oscar Isaac, Peter Riegert, Alfred Molina
Extraordinary true story of the political fight to build public housing in white middle–class neighbourhoods in 1980's New York. From the…
TruthTruth (2015) Recommended
Dir. James Vanderbilt
Feat. Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Topher Grace
A multi–layered and incrementally tense newsroom docudrama that captures the controversy that befell Dan Rather and CBS after they broadcast an…
Welcome to LeithWelcome to Leith (2015) Recommended
Dir. Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker
A living nightmare unfolds for the townsfolk of the North Dakota town of Leith (pop. 24) when a notorious white supremacist moves in with a nefarious…
Where to Invade NextWhere to Invade Next (2015) Recommended
Dir. Michael Moore
A good–natured comic polemic from film–maker Michael Moore, who this time "invades" a host of European nations in pursuit of progressive,…
ZipperZipper (2015)
Dir. Mora Stephens
Feat. Patrick Wilson, Lena Headey, Ray Winstone
Political drama about a federal prosecutor whose sexual promiscuity threatens to destroy his political future and his life.
Green Prince, TheGreen Prince, The (2014) Recommended
Dir. Nadav Schirman
Absorbing account of how a son of a founding leader in the Palestinian organization, Hamas, became a spy for the Israelis.
Honourable Woman, The (TV Mini-series)Honourable Woman, The (TV Mini-series) (2014) Aro Favourite
Feat. Maggie Gyllenhaal, Stephen Rea, Lubna Azabal
A rigorous, fast–paced thriller with Maggie Gyllenhaal as a woman who inherits her father's arms business, and finds herself in a international…

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