The amazing true story of John Smith who was dead for an hour after falling into a frozen lake and made a miraculous recovery in a case that doctors describe as a "bonafide miracle".
FRIDAY 30 AUGUST
Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated Director Ava DuVernay's When They See Us tells the true story of 5 teens from Harlem: Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise, who were wrongly accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.
We are honoured to have one of the Exonerated Five, Raymond Santana, join us for the post-screening discussion.
SUNDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER | 5:30PM
FREE COCKTAIL AND CANAPES
Our Closing Gala Awards Ceremony and Cocktail reception is part of our mission to encourage filmmakers, inspire festival goers and shine a light on the hidden stories of the Other and we are honoured to have filmmakers from around the world flying in to be with us.
We hope you will join us to celebrate all the filmmakers this year.
MONDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER | 7:00PM
Join us for our this Special Screening on the Last Day of the Festival.
Sydney Pollack's unfinished documentary, unearthed and reassembled after nearly 50 years with concert footage from 1972 as Aretha Franklin, transcendentally beautiful, takes us back to her roots.
SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER | 7:00PM
URBAN LEGENDS is a collection of modern day stories about those who are connected to us.
Post-screening Filmmaker Q&A
SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER | 2:00PM
Join us for the UK PREMIERE of TEAM TIBET
Tibet cannot take part in the Olympics as it is not recognised as a sovereign state by the International Olympic Committee. In an act of defiance and solidarity, a group of young Tibetan refugees held their own. A remarkable story of courage; of physical, mental and spiritual exhaustion, with a drive to cross the finish line stronger than that of any Olympian.
FRIDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER | 7:00PM
ANANSI STORIES – Various Directors
SYNOPSIS: Anansi Stories is a compilation of short films that typify traditional folktales where the small spider uses his intelligence to triumph larger creatures.Stories such as these are told by elders to pass down knowledge and moral messages to the younger generations This compilation reflects just those kind of stories.
THURSDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER | 7:00PM
Join us for the LONDON PREMIERE of THE MAYOR'S RACE
Mixed-race Marvin Rees grew up with his single mother in Bristol's ghettos in the UK with prostitution, violence and poverty on a daily occurrence. Will he manage to break the circle of history and become the first mayor of African decent of a city in Europe?
WEDNESDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER | 7:00PM
Join us for the PREMIERE of NEIGHBORS
A small group of people diagnosed with mental illness are leaving their institution after decades spent in isolation and start putting their shattered lives back together.
TUESDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER| 7:00PM
Join us for the UK PREMIERE of ISAAC POPE - THE SPIRIT OF AN AMERICAN CENTURY
An intimate view of 100 years of American history as seen through Isaac Pope, an African-American centenarian, a spellbinding storyteller and unsung hero of war, the civil rights and workers' movements. A tale of the nation's spirit, loss and love.
A community's fight to save their town after the single company and employer running it blatantly flouts environmental protection laws unleashing an alarming rate of cancers and other diseases.
Screening and Q&A
SATURDAY 31 AUGUST | 7:00PM
A Collection of Short Films - Drama, Documentary and Animation about how amazing things begin
SATURDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER | 2:00PM
The true story of William Kamkwamba a self-taught teenager, who constructs a windmill to bring electricity to his impoverished region, A story of courage, tenacity and intelligence exemplifying a new story of Africa: home of innovation.
30 AUGUST to 09 SEPTEMBER
The 13th annual I Will Tell International Film Festival starts on 30 August and runs for 11 nights in Ladbroke Grove. Get your Festival Pass to access all areas.