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27 February

Nothing Lasts Forever

Diamonds are forever? Jason Kohn’s film reveals the irrevocably changing industry following the introduction of synthetic – but indistinguishable – diamonds. Diamonds are extremely rare and extremely valuable, right? A forged-by-nature symbol of fidelity and eternal love, yes? Think again. Kohn’s eye-opening film (10 years in the making) takes us inside a global business veering into turmoil, described by one commentator as “an illusion so spectacular it turned into the truth. ”

20 February

Hilter Versus Picasso and the Others

In 1937 the Nazi regime held two exhibitions in Munich: one to stigmatize “degenerate art,” and one, personally curated by Hitler, to glorify “classic art.” Narrated by Toni Servillo (star of Oscar® winner The Great Beauty), Hitler vs Picasso and the Others is an incredible journey through four exhibitions, displaying masterpieces by Botticelli, Klee, Matisse, Monet, Chagall, Renoir, and Gauguin. Linked to each exhibition are moving stories of those who witnessed the systematic destruction and looting of the day – offering viewers a rare look at condemned works that have finally come to light.

6 February

Fiona Clark: Unafraid

When Fiona Clark, a young queer photographer exhibits her photography of the LGBTQI community in 1975, she and her friends face a systemic backlash of an oppressive New Zealand society. Unafraid, Fiona gives the middle finger to the patriarchy and we discover how her documentation and contribution to the community has helped transform New Zealand society.

23 February

The Satoshi Mystery: The Origins of Bitcoin

On January 3, 2009, a certain Satoshi Nakamoto launched bitcoin, the very first decentralized and reliable cryptocurrency. In 2011, he vanished into thin air. Since then, Satoshi Nakamoto remains anonymous and his identity is subject to the wildest theories. All the investigations that purported to identify him have failed. Who is Satoshi Nakamoto? How did his invention become so popular? What does Bitcoin tell us about the world we live in?