The second Britdoc festival (July 25-27) has announced its programme of international and UK documentaries, which will all receive their first UK screenings at the Oxford-based event.
Among the highlights are Tribeca award winners We Are Together and Taxi To The Dark Side, Morgan Spurlock-produced What Would Jesus Buy', and Kim Longinotto's latest Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go.
The British feature competition, sponsored by Screen International, will include:
Abandoned by Kate Blewett, about disabled children in Bulgaria
Alive Day by Tom Eldridge, about injured Iraq veterans on a rafting trip
Beautiful Young Minds by Morgan Matthews, about British teenagers competing in a math contest
China's Stolen Children by Jezza Neumann, about child sales in China
Helvetica by Gary Hustwit, about typography and global visual culture
Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go by Kim Longinotto, about a school for excluded children
In The Shadow Of The Moon by David Sington, about the Apollo space missions
Living Goddess by Ishbel Whitaker, about young girls worshipped in Nepal
Living With The Tudors by Nina Pope & Karen Guthrie, about a historial re-enactment of 16th-century English life
We Are Together by Paul Taylor, about a chorus of South African orphans
The international competition will include:
9 Star Hotel by Ido Haar, about illegal construction workers in Israel's occupied territories
Billy The Kid by Jennifer Venditti, about a teenager in small-town America
Cocalero by Alejandro Landes, about a Bolivian indigenous politician
The Devil Came On Horseback by Annie Sundberg & Ricki Stern, about the genocide in Darfur
Kurt Cobain: About A Son by AJ Schnack, about the late Nirvana frontman
Manda Bala by Jason Kohn, about corruption in Brazil
The Monastery: Mr Vig And The Nun by Pernille Rose Gronkjaer, about an elderly bachelor and a young Russian nun
The Mosquito Problem & Other Stories by Andrey Paoulov about a village's history as a concentration and nuclear power plant
Taxi To The Dark Side by Alex Gibney about he murder of an Afghan taxi driver
What Would Jesus Buy' By Rob VanAlkemade, about an anti-consumerism crusader
The Oxford Picturehouse's Free Public Screenings will include last year's Britdoc UK winner 37 Uses For A Dead Sheep by Ben Hopkins; Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y by Johan Grimonprez; The Dying Rooms by Brian Woods & Kate Blewett; Georgi & The Butterflies by Andrey Paounov; How Is Your Fish Today' by Xiaolu Guo; The Trials Of Daryl Hunt by Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg; and Unknown White Male by Rupert Murray and Beadie Finzi.
Other strands will include the Documentary Meets Art selections, Studio Artois 3 Minute Wonder Competition: Adventures in Recycling, and the FourDocs Shorts Competition.
The festival is organised by The Channel 4 British Documentary and more information is available at britdoc.org.