DOC/FEST PRESENTS AT BERTHA DOCHOUSE
We’re bringing a compelling selection of six cinematic documentaries from Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017 to London for one weekend in August.
FRI 4 AUG - 18.30
Opening Night: BRIMSTONE AND GLORY
Tultepec, Mexico is known for just one thing: fireworks. Each year the town hosts an annual pyrotechnic extravaganza, which is captured here in all its exultant, unbridled and downright dangerous glory.
SAT 5 AUG - 15.30
A RIVER BELOW
The Amazon pink river dolphin is being hunted to extinction, but two activists will do whatever it takes to protect the species. Complex and surprising, A River Below digs into the ethics of activism in the modern media age.
SAT 5 AUG - 18.00
GHOST HUNTING + Dir. Q&A
Director Raed Andoni seeks out former detainees of an infamous Israeli interrogation centre to construct a replica of the prison as the backdrop to a cathartic and challenging roleplay where the men re-enact their real-life experiences.
SAT 5 AUG - 20.30
MOTHERLAND + Dir. Q&A
Motherland takes us into the heart of the world’s busiest maternity hospital in one of the most populous countries: The Philippines. An intimate and heart-warming vérité portrait of women taking the first steps on their journey of motherhood.
SUN 6 AUGUST - 15.30
As endangered African species like elephants, rhinos, and lions march closer to extinction each year, Trophy delves into the powerhouse industries of big-game hunting, breeding, and wildlife conservation.
SUN 6 AUG - 18.00
Closing Night: STEP
An uplifting and vibrant film following an inner city Baltimore high school Step team as their girls approach graduation and take on the challenge to be the first in their families to go to college.
Individual tickets £9 (£7 concession), or make a weekend of it with a Festival Pass - all six films for £45 - available HERE.