The Green Wave, 13 Oct @ 7.30pm

A moving account of Iran’s 2010 Green Revolution, the film uses collage and illustration to tell the stories of the demonstrators as they bravely fought for change and reform under ultra-conservative President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In addition, the filmmakers incorporated the new devices – mobiles, twitter, Facebook, blogs – that the protestors used to illustrate how uprisings and revolutions are new being fought and mobilised in this new wave of revolution.

ICA, The Mall, SW1Y 5AH, Tel: 020 7930 3647

The Pirate Tapes, 13 Oct @ 8.30pm

Exposing piracy in Somalia from inside out, this UK Premiere of The Pirate Tapes follows Mohamed, a young Somali-Canadian who puts himself and his camera on the line as he joins a pirate clan. The film peels back layers of corruption and poverty to understand the lawless situation in Somalia, one of the world’s most war-stricken and impoverished nations. We witness politicians fiddling foreign aid and international corporations cutting secret deals with warlords to dump nuclear waste.

Tricycle Cinema, 269 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7JR, Tel: 020 7328 1000

Inshallah Football, 20 Oct @ 8.15pm

Basharat is the captain of the ISAT football team – a teenage football team playing at the highest level in the Kashmiri league. A typical teenager filled with angst, Basharat has learnt about survival on the streets of Kashmir, infamous for being the most militarized zone in the world. Basharat is also the first player of the team to be selected by Marcos, ISAT’s Argentinean football coach, for a football scholarship to Brazil. However, due to his ‘suspicious’ background – of being born the son of a militant – he has been kicked around in between investigation agencies, the police, passport authorities and finally the law courts in a fruitless struggle to obtain a passport.

Tricycle Cinema, 269 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7JR, Tel: 020 7328 1000

The Natural Phenomenon of Madness 20 Oct @ 8.30pm

A beautifully stylised meditation on what we think about when we’re in a relationship and having sex. It’s in two long chapters, titled ‘She’ and ‘He’, giving both antagonists equal weight, and is coolly shot in monochrome widescreen. It’s radically unlike any other Filipino indie movie you have ever seen, and it’s mesmerisingly grown-up.

ICA, The Mall, SW1Y 5AH, Tel: 020 7930 3647

The Story of Lovers Rock, 21 Oct @ 7.30pm

Lovers Rock, often dubbed 'romantic reggae' is a uniquely black British sound that developed in the late 70s and 80s against a backdrop of riots, racial tension and sound systems. Lovers Rock allowed young people to experience intimacy and healing through dance- known as 'scrubbing'- at parties and clubs. This documentary underline the impact the music was making in bridging the multi-cultural gap that polarized the times. The very unique documentary sheds light on a forgotten period of British music, social and political history. (Followed by Q&A with the director Menelik Shabazz)

Portobello Pop-Up Cinema, Acklam Rd, London, W10 5TY, Tel: 07949 381 819



From Tunisia to Tottenham, 22 Oct @ 12 - 5pm

A day of documentaries and discussion. The ‘Jasmine’ revolution started in Tunisia and spread across the region as the Arab Spring while the Toxteth race riots, Liverpool 1981, followed earlier demonstrations in Brixton.

The day will consider the historical pattern of treatment by the police towards Black Britons, the racialised nature of the movement of demonstrations from Brixton to Toxteth in 1981 and the interpretations in the media.

The British Museum, BP Lecture Theatre, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG Tel: 020 7323 8181

Inside the New York Times, 24 Oct @ 8.30pm

In the spirit of the greatest fly-on-the-wall documentaries the film goes inside the newsroom at The New York Times during one of the most tumultuous eras for journalism.

It reveals a disarming, candid portrait and a complex view of the transformation of a media landscape fraught with peril and opportunity.

Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, W6, Tel: 020 8237 1111

Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism, 24 Oct, 7pm

This hard-hitting film examines Rupert Murdoch's burgeoning media kingdom and the impact of his almighty power on society. Interviews with producers and journalists who have worked for Fox News offer a terrifying insight into the manipulation of the media from the top. Employees report direct orders to offer a certain ‘right-wing’ perspective. As one employee said: There's no sense of integrity as far as having a line that can't be crossed. Entertaining and revealing, this film should not be missed.

Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, W6, Tel: 020 8237 1111