Open City Documentary Festival at Bertha DocHouse!

Thursday 14 May, 2015

Taking place over 6 days from 16 - 21st June at venues across London including the newly opened Regent Street Cinema, Picturehouse Central and our very own Bertha DocHouse Screen, Open City will be screening over 60 films as well as an extensive line up of special events, industry events, masterclasses, networking and parties.

See the full list of films showing at Bertha DocHouse below:

 

THE CHIMPANZEE COMPLEX

Dir: Marc Schmidt 
Friday 19 June 2015 8:45pm

After years in captivity being raised by humans, the chimpanzees in a Dutch rescue centre face the challenge of resocializing with their own species. 

 

HONEY AT THE TOP Screening with short WHEN MOUNTAINS AND ANIMALS WILL SPEAK

Dir: Dean Puckett 
Friday 19 June 2015 6:30pm

Honey at the Top is a film about the Sengwer forest people of the Cherangani Hills, Kenya, being evicted from their ancestral land in the name of conservation.

 

DANIEL'S WORLD

Dir: Veronika Lišková 
Saturday 20 June 2015 6:00pm

Daniel, a 25-year-old literature student, has had to come to terms with his identity. He is a homosexual paedophile and an active member of an online Czech community who choose not to act on their sexual impulses.

 

TOTO AND HIS SISTERS

Dir: Alexander Nanau 
Saturday 20 June 2015 8:15pm

Following his Emmy award-winning observational documentary, Alexander Nanau brings us the astonishing family story of Toto (10) and his sisters Ana (17) and Andreea (15).

 

INVASION

Dir: Abner Benaim 
Sunday 21 June 2015 3:30pm

Director Abner Benaim's ambitious project to recreate the 1989 invasion of Panama through personal recounts and fictionalised reconstructions confronts the reliability of non-fiction filmmaking as well as questioning human remembrance and the collective memory of a country.

 

MITCH - THE DIARY OF A SCHIZOPHRENIC PATIENT

Dir: Damir Čučić & Mišel Škorić 
Sunday 21 June 2015 1:15pm

An autobiographical portrait of a 40-year-old artist living with schizophrenia, who under the guidance of co-director Damir Čučić undergoes several years of “film therapy”.

 

Find out more about the whole festival HERE