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Filmed Q&As


+ Panel Discussion

CITIZENFOUR (which since our screening in October 2014 has won a BAFTA!) is a real life thriller, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald's encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA).



+ Q&A with Fred Abrahams, hosted by Lindsey Hilsum

When reports emerge of crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch sends emergency investigators to document violations and reveal them to the world. These specialist investigators, the first on the ground, are the E-Team.


Sofia's Last Ambulance

Q&A with Director Ilian Metev

Doctor Krassi, nurse Mila and driver Plamen are the overworked crew of one of the last operating ambulances in Sofia, Bulgaria. We observe as they race through the night, struggling to save lives in the face of a lack of resources, a crumbling infrastructure and roads that are more pothole than tarmac.


Love Hotel - UK PREMIERE

Q&A with Directors Phil Cox and Hikaru Toda

Love Hotels are an ancient Japanese tradition that exist for people to escape the conservative strictures of their daily lives, to explore their fantasies and desires or just find some privacy. With unprecedented access to the Angelo in Osaka, the directors follow everyday people from the intimacy of the hotel's rooms to their outside realities.


Miners Shot Down

Q&A with Director Rehad Desai

Rehad Desai discusses his documentary about the thirty-four miners who were shot dead by police in 2012 and the scores more who were left injured at the end of a six day strike in Marikana.


My Name is Salt

Q&A with Director Farida Pacha and Cinematographer Lutz Konermann

Farida Pacha and Lutz Konermann join us to discuss their strikingly beautiful portrayal of an extraordinary world, looking at India's salt miners.



Who is Dayani Cristal?

Q&A with Director Marc Silver

Marc Silver discusses the documentary he made with Gael Garcia Bernal using one man's story to reveal the tragic results of the US war on immigration.



Q&A with Director Orlando von Einsiedel and Producer Joanna Natasegara

Following a sneak preview of Virunga, Director Orlando von Einsiedel and Producer Joanna Natasegara joined us at Riverside Studios for a Q&A.