Near-final festival programme 2020: live events | Global Health Film

This draft will be continuously updated as we confirm elements of the programme - please check back regularly for new content.

Tuesday 01 DecemberWednesday 02 DecemberThursday 03 DecemberFriday 04 DecemberSaturday 05 DecemberSunday 06 December

I Am Belmaya (2020)
Sue Carpenter
81 mins plus Q&A

World Premiere

Taking the movie camera into her own hands, Belmaya stands up to oppression and takes charge of her story - and her life

Stranger At Home (2021)
Beth Dolan
(25 mins
excerpt plus audience feedback)

Test screening

The US Military’s policy on combat-related psychological trauma has remained unchanged in nearly 100 years, despite significant advances in the diagnosis and treatment of such pathologies.

This policy has resulted in a mental health crisis which increasingly devastates not only those in active service and veterans, but also their families and communities.

Priya's Mask (2020)
Syd Fini and Ram Devineni
2 mins

World Premiere

Priya, India’s first female superhero, embarks on a mission to stop the spread of Covid-19. 

The People vs Agent Orange (2020)
Alan Adelson and Kate Taverna
84 mins plus Q&A

UK Premiere

The Agent Orange catastrophe did not end with the Vietnam War. Today, a primary chemical of the toxic defoliant causes deformed births and deadly cancers. Two heroic women fight to hold the manufacturers accountable.


Hearing health: the art of the audio doc in global health.

Sponsored by The Wickers

Unsavory Times: A Chef's Pandemic Journey (2021)
Brian Kimmel
(28 mins plus audience feedback)

Test screening

A restauranteur in Portland, Oregon, reinvents his business to adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic

Here I Am (2020)
Chloe White
11 mins

World Premiere

How dance has helped a group of vulnerable women in Bradford during the Covid-19 lockdown

Amy's Victory Dance (2020)
Brian Thomas
86 mins plus Q&A

UK Premiere

Chronicles professional dancer Amy Jordan’s triumphant path back to the stage after the near loss of her life and her right leg

Doctors of War (2020)
Nathaniel Lippiett

Preview screening
67 mins plus Q&A)

A snapshot of life inside one of the world's largest refugee camps, and the often brutal and unforgiving conditions of a country torn apart by ten years of conflict


Filming sensitive subjects with women

60-min workshop sponsored by UNFPA

Once Anos (Eleven Years) (2021)
Emily Wright
40 mins

Test screening

Conflict and health in Colombia

On Our Doorstep (2020)
Thomas Laurance
90 mins plus Q&A

Private preview

A behind-the-scenes look at the unprecedented grassroots movement that rose to aid the refugees in Calais, and the community that sprang up there, before 'The Jungle' was forcefully demolished
I Am Belmaya (2020)
Sue Carpenter
81 mins plus Q&A

Nepal Premiere

Taking the movie camera into her own hands, Belmaya stands up to oppression and takes charge of her story - and her life

Vamik's Room (2020)
Molly Castelloe
56 mins plus Q&A

European Premiere

Five-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Vamik Volkan was born on the ethnically-divided island of Cyprus and has devoted his lifetime bringing enemy groups together for dialogue, developing a new method of diplomacy based on the emotional life of nations

What Doesn't Kill Me (2017)
Rachel Meyrick
80 mins plus Q&A

In the US, abusive fathers are seeking custody of their children in increasing numbers. And frighteningly, they are winning, putting children in extreme danger and making their mothers helpless to protect them

Missing in Brooks County (2020)
Jeff Bemiss
81 mins plus Q&A

European Premiere

Two families search for their loved ones who went missing in the fields of Brooks County, Texas, and find a haunted land with more questions than answers

When The Shifts Change (2020)
Lauren Anders Brown
30 mins plus Q&A

World Premiere

Self-recorded confessionals by New Yorkers working during the Covid-19 pandemic as they explore the highs and lows of being essential workers

The Marriage Project (2020)
Atieh Attarzadeh Firozabad and Hesam Eslami
80 mins plus Q&A

UK Premiere

The new head of a Tehran psychiatric hospital has an idea to experiment with: find a couple of patients who may want to live together there as romantic and sexual partners

On the Wild Side (2019)
Giacomo Giorgi
85 mins plus Q&A

Illustrating the different methods of hunting throughout the planet and shining a light on the species who are most victimized - whether they be from land, sea, or air

Nasrin (2020)
Jeff Kaufman
92 mins plus Q&A

UK Premiere

An immersive portrait of human rights activist and political prisoner, attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh, and of Iran’s remarkably resilient women’s rights movement

Welcome to Chechnya (2020)
David France
107 mins plus Q&A

Chronicles the current anti-LGBTQ persecution raging in the Russian republic of Chechnya and shadows the LGBTQ activists who risk unimaginable peril to rescue victims from a targeted campaign of torture and brutality

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