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MLK/FBI

Sam Pollard ● 2020 ● 104 mins ● 12 - Contains disturbing images, real violence, references to racism and sexual violence.

MLK/FBI is the first film to uncover the extent of the FBI’s surveillance and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on newly discovered and declassified files, utilising a trove of documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and unsealed by the National Archives, as well as revelatory restored footage, the documentary explores the government’s history of targeting Black activists, and the contested meaning behind some of our most cherished ideals. 

Available from 15 Jan 2021.

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The Mole Agent

Maite Alberdi ● 2020 ● 84 mins ● PG - Contains mild upsetting scenes, infrequent sex references. 

When 83-year-old Chilean Sergio is sent as an undercover spy to a retirement home to investigate suspected neglect, he learns a deeper lesson on human connection. Through the lens of the hidden camera in his decoy glasses, viewers watch as Sergio struggles to balance his assignment while becoming increasingly involved in the lives of several residents.

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Love Child

Eva Mulvad ● 2019 ● 112 mins ● 12A - Contains infrequent strong language, domestic abuse, upsetting scenes.

From Danish documentarian Eva Mulvad (The Good Life), Love Child paints a heartbreaking portrait of Leila and Sahand, an Iranian couple who are forced to flee for their lives from Tehran where their secret affair and illegitimate child are both considered crimes, punishable by death. Together with their four-year-old son Mani, they take refuge in Turkey with dreams of a new life.

 

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Luxor

Zeina Durra ● 2020 ● 85 mins ● 12A - Contains infrequent strong language, drug misuse.

British aid worker Hana (Andrea Riseborough) is seeking respite after an overwhelming period spent working at a clinic on the harrowing Syrian border, where she specialised in treating victims wounded in the war. She returns to the ancient and majestic city of Luxor, where she lived as a young adult, and encounters Sultan (Karim Saleh), a talented archaeologist and former lover. As she wanders, haunted by the familiar place, she struggles to reconcile the choices of the past with the uncertainty of the present. 

 

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