The International Human Rights Film Festival is now, amazingly, in its fifth year. This year’s programme looks set to keep up the very high standards of previous outings. Opening film The Mother’s House details, in sometimes raw and over powering detail four years in the life of troubled South African adolescent Miche. Alan Knight’s Back to Sarajevo offers an emotional portrait of the city ten years after it was brutalised by conflict. Czech film Roma 1 offers a worrying insight into modern day Slovakia. German documentarian Thomas Giefer’s It’s Time . . . To Die in Huntsville examines capital punishment in the US today. From the Netherlands documentary Three Comrades tells of death and friendship in the Chechen Russian warzone, while Tjin Tino pictured) looks at religious conversion in Indonesia. With many more films, discussion groups and book fairs this really shouldn’t be missed. www.docfilmfest.org.uk
CCA, Glasgow, Wed 17–Sun 21 Oct.