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Best of DocHouse: ENEMIES OF HAPPINESS + Cinematographer Q&A with Zillah Bowes

Best of DocHouse: ENEMIES OF HAPPINESS + Cinematographer Q&A with Zillah Bowes

Dir. Eva Mulvad
Denmark - 2006 - 58 mins

Thursday 5th March, 2015 at 3:00pm

Birkbeck Cinema
43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD

£5

How do you introduce democracy in a country where the majority are illiterate, votes are for sale, warlords use threats and bribes to control the ballots and many women cannot leave their children to vote? Enemies of Happiness follows 28 year-old Malalai Joya as she risks everything to stand in Afghanistan's first democratic elections.

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International Women's Day: DREAMCATCHER + Kim Longionotto Q&A

International Women's Day: DREAMCATCHER + Kim Longionotto Q&A

Dir. Kim Longionotto
UK - 2015 - 98 mins

Sunday 8th March, 2015 at 3:00pm

BFI Southbank
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT

£11.50 (£9.00 concessions)

Dreamcatcher takes us into a hidden world through the eyes of one of its survivors; Brenda Myers-Powell. A former teenage prostitute who worked the streets of Chicago, Brenda defied the odds to become a powerful advocate for change in her community. With warmth and humour, Brenda gives hope to those who have none. Her story is their inspiration.

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Best of DocHouse: SYRIA DOUBLE BILL + Director Q&A with Olly Lambert

Best of DocHouse: SYRIA DOUBLE BILL + Director Q&A with Olly Lambert

Syria: Across the Lines
Dir. Olly Lambert

The Bombing of Al Bara
Dir. Olly Lambert

Thursday 12th March, 2015 at 3:00pm

Birkbeck Cinema
43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD

£5

Olly Lambert takes a close look at the gulf between personal filmmaking and making docs for TV by comparing two versions of his remarkable footage showing the devastating impact of the war in Syria.

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DocHouse and United Nations presents Supreme Price + Director Q&A

DocHouse and United Nations presents Supreme Price + Director Q&A

Dir. Joanna Lipper
USA - 2014 - 75mins

Tuesday 17th March, 2015 at 8:15pm

ICA
Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH

£13 (£9 concessions)

The Supreme Price is a feature length documentary film that traces the evolution of the Pro-Democracy Movement in Nigeria and efforts to increase the participation of women in leadership roles.

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Best of DocHouse: VILLAGE AT THE END OF THE WORLD + Director Q&A with Sarah Gavron & David Katznelson

Best of DocHouse: VILLAGE AT THE END OF THE WORLD + Director Q&A with Sarah Gavron & David Katznelson

Dir. Sarah Gavron
UK / Denmark / Greenland – 2013 – 78 mins

Thursday 19th March, 2015 at 3:00pm

Birkbeck Cinema
43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD

£5

Against the backdrop of Northern Greenland's exhilarating scenery, lies Niaqornat, home to just 59 inhabitants. Lars, the only teenager in town, dreams of escaping. The lack of jobs and melting ice suggest an uncertain future for the tiny, pragmatic community in this endearing and entertaining portrait.

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DocHouse at Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2015

DocHouse at Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2015

Friday 20th March, 2015 at 6:00pm

Multiple Venues

DocHouse is delighted to be partnering on four screenings at this years festival.

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Best of DocHouse: SENNA + Editor Q&A with Chris King

Best of DocHouse: SENNA + Editor Q&A with Chris King

Dir. Asif Kapadia
UK - 2010 - 104mins

Thursday 26th March, 2015 at 3:00pm

Birkbeck Cinema
43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD

£5

The story of Ayrton Senna, perhaps the greatest racing car driver who ever lived. Made up almost entirely of archive footage, Senna was a stunning cinematic success, telling an epic tale that twists at every turn.

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BERTHA DOCHOUSE – A NEW CENTRE FOR DOCUMENTARY FILM

BERTHA DOCHOUSE – A NEW CENTRE FOR DOCUMENTARY FILM

Friday 27th March, 2015 at 2:50pm

OPENING 27th MARCH

The UK's first cinema devoted to documentary opens on Friday 27th March, showing the very best films full-time and year round, housed within the new Curzon Bloomsbury (formerly the Renoir).

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Best of DocHouse: CALAIS: THE LAST BORDER + Director Q&A with Marc Isaacs

Best of DocHouse: CALAIS: THE LAST BORDER + Director Q&A with Marc Isaacs

Dir. Marc Isaacs
UK - 2003 - 59 mins

Thursday 9th April, 2015 at 3:00pm

Bertha DocHouse
Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick, London, WC1N 1AW

£8 (£5 concessions)

The French port town of Calais is seen by most English people as a gateway to Europe or a place to buy cheap alcohol, but as Marc Isaacs discovers it's also the final barrier for hundreds of migrants desperately searching for a new life in England. Carefully juxtaposing the lives of asylum seekers, expats and English day trippers Isaacs prompts each to reflect on life in their home country and their dreams for a better future.

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Best of DocHouse: THE LIBERACE OF BAGHDAD + Director Q&A with Sean McAllister

Best of DocHouse: THE LIBERACE OF BAGHDAD + Director Q&A with Sean McAllister

Dir. Sean McAllister
UK - 2005 - 70 mins

Thursday 16th April, 2015 at 3:00pm

Bertha DocHouse
Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick, London, WC1N 1AW

£8 (£5 concessions)

Life is a little complicated for Samir Peter. Once the most famous pianist in Iraq, Samir now lives in a bricked up hotel room too afraid to cross back into the city to his home. Sean McAllister's empathetic and moving film highlights the dangerous reality of post war Iraq, and one man's determination to fulfil his dream.

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Best of DocHouse: 37 USES FOR A DEAD SHEEP + Director Q&A with Ben Hopkins

Best of DocHouse: 37 USES FOR A DEAD SHEEP + Director Q&A with Ben Hopkins

Dir. Ben Hopkins
UK / Turkey - 2006 - 89 mins

Thursday 23rd April, 2015 at 3:00pm

Bertha DocHouse
Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick, London, WC1N 1AW

£8 (£5 concessions)

For the last 27 years, the Kirghiz tribe have lived a quasi-Iron Age existence in one of the remotest places on earth. Now, having migrated an amazing five times their future is under threat. The tribe is divided; split between an older generation pining for their nomadic history and a younger generation enjoying the benefits of modern society. A fascinating mix of the ethnographic and authored documentary forms, 37 Uses for a Dead Sheep is a unique record of a unique people.

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Best of DocHouse: SLEEP FURIOUSLY + Director Q&A with Gideon Koppel

Best of DocHouse: SLEEP FURIOUSLY + Director Q&A with Gideon Koppel

Dir. Gideon Koppel
UK - 2007 - 94 mins

Thursday 30th April, 2015 at 3:00pm

Bertha DocHouse
Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick, London, WC1N 1AW

£8 (£5 concessions)

A profound journey into a world of endings and beginnings. Set in Trefeurig, a Welsh farming town, Sleep Furiously depicts a rapidly changing community as small-scale agriculture disappears and the last generation who inhabited a pre-mechanised world are dying out. Gideon Koppel's love-letter to his home town is a creative and lyrical exploration of the dwindling flame of rural life.

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