Each of the films in this collection see filmmakers directing the camera towards their own families - their parents, siblings, or their extended families. This provides them with a unique level of access to their subjects which, in turn, creates an intimacy that any other director would be unlikely to achieve.
While the collection is very international, with films from South America, North America, Europe and the Middle East, there are many shared themes the films explore. Despite being made thousands of miles apart, the stories being told in the films have a huge amount in common. One example of this is the number of documentaries which examine the secrets, or hidden histories, that exist within families. These secrets stem from not just an individual desire for privacy, but also from a, sometimes misguided, place of love and protection.
There are a number of other themes that interconnect these films, and illustrate the similar challenges families face no matter where in the world they might be, but we'll let you discover those for yourself.
Each of the filmmakers featured in this collection have created fascinating, insightful, and highly personal films - we hope you enjoy them.