Team DocHouse pick our top docs of 2017

Thursday 21 December, 2017

This year we are proud to have shown some of the best new documentary films at Bertha DocHouse, with over 150 different documentary titles screened at the cinema this year!

The DocHouse team have voted for their personal favourite docs of 2017, and our top 5 winners are below.

1. I Am Not Your Negro

Master filmmaker Raoul Peck reimagines James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, Remember This House, with this radical and incendiary examination of race in America, connecting the narratives of past and present. 

2. OJ Made in America

It is the defining cultural tale of modern America - a saga of race, celebrity, media, violence, and the criminal justice system. And two decades after its unforgettable climax, it continues to fascinate, polarise, and even, yes, develop new chapters. O.J. revisits - and redefines - it all. 

3. Those Who Jump

Malian refugee Abou films his life in the Moroccan camp where he and thousands of others live a life in limbo, desperate to cross the towering wire fences that separate Africa and Europe.

4. School Life

A year in the life of a boarding school in Ireland following two passionate and progressive teachers as they start to ponder retirement. A charming and warm portrait of their unique world, shaping the minds of the next generation.

5. Jane

Crafted from never-seen-before archive footage, acclaimed filmmaker Brett Morgen tells the extraordinary and inspiring story of British primatologist Jane Goodall and the profound effect the animals she loved had on her life. 

 

Visiting the cinema over the holiday period? Vote for your favourite documentary of 2017 in the Bertha DocHouse lounge for a chance to win a pair of cinema tickets. 

 

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