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Investigative Film Week, London

Investigative journalism is an endangered craft, and there are many who would like it to stay that way, but this event shows why it's needed and what it can do. There are seven diverse documentaries, six of them UK premieres, each followed by a discussion with the film-maker. There are fresh angles on Arab democracy in Bahrain, The Forbidden Country, cyber-surveillance is studied in Tracked, and environmental pollution is to the fore in Bloodcoal and Law Of The Jungle.

The Foreign Press Association, WC2, & City University, EC1, Tue to 19 Jan

Horror On The Sea, Southend-on-Sea

An isolated hotel in an out-of-season, end-of-the-road estuary town feels like just the right setting for a January horror festival, even if the lack of big names and new releases here suggests it's only for the hardcore (and the hard-up: »

- Steve Rose

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