Dir: Nicole Schafer
Part of China Today - Memories, Dreams, Realities: In an orphanage in Africa kids grow up between the contrasting worlds of traditional village life and the strict discipline of the Buddhist value system.
Showing from Fri 17th Jan
Dir: Hassan Fazili
When the Taliban threatens filmmaker Hassan Fazili’s life, he goes on the run with his wife and familys. Filmed entirely on their mobile phones, this festival favourite places us deep inside the refugee journey.
Dir: Rachel Leah Jones & Philippe Bellaiche For decades, Lea Tsemel defended her Palestinian clients in Israeli courts, arguing their right to protest their occupation. This award-winning documentary follows her as she takes on difficult new cases.
From Fri 10th Jan
Dir: Alessandro Cassigoli & Casey Kauffma18-year-old Irma Testa is idolised in Italy when she becomes the first woman to make it onto the Olympic boxing team. But soon, Irma is questioning whether she has sacrificed too much?
Showing on Fri 24th Jan
Dir: Olivia Martin-McGuire
Focussing on the $30 billion 'pre-wedding' photography industry, Olivia Martin-McGuire explores how China has developed from its traditional past, and how the new China Dream applies to romance.
From Fri 24th Jan.
Dir: Suhaib Gasmelbari
Four lifelong friends, filmmakers and cinephiles try to rekindle the magic of film in a country where cinema has been banned. The members of the Sudanese Film Club have ambitious plans.
From Fri 31st Jan.
Dir: Xiao Xiao
Stunningly shot in black and white, this slow cinema voyage takes viewers to Turtle Rock, a remote mountainous village in China.
Sun 26th Jan, 4pm
Dir: Alfred George Bailey
Director Alfred George Bailey focuses on rock and roll photographer Jim Marshall, who captured the musical icons of a generation from Joplin and Hendrix to Cash and Coltrane.
Fri 31st Jan, 6.30pm
Bertha DocHouse, based at Curzon Bloomsbury, is the first cinema dedicated to documentary films and special events.