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BUDDHA IN AFRICA

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

MIDNIGHT TRAVELER

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.

Showing from Fri 17th Jan

ADVOCATE

Dir: Rachel Leah Jones & Philippe Bellaiche 
For decadesLea 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

BUTTERFLY

Dir: Alessandro Cassigoli & Casey Kauffma
18-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

CHINA LOVE

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.

TALKING ABOUT TREES

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.

SUNDAY SESSIONS: TURTLE ROCK

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

SHOW ME THE PICTURE: THE STORY OF JIM MARSHALL + DIR. Q&A


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

THE UK'S FIRST DOCUMENTARY CINEMA


Bertha DocHouse, based at Curzon Bloomsbury, is the first cinema dedicated to documentary films and special events.

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At Bertha Dochouse 22nd Jan

14:30Midnight TravelerBOOK
16:20AdvocateBOOK
18:30Buddha in AfricaBOOK
20:30Citizen KBOOK

At Bertha Dochouse 23rd Jan

14:30Buddha in AfricaBOOK
16:30THE GHOST OF PETER SELLERSBook
18:30AdvocateBOOK
20:40Midnight TravelerBOOK

At Bertha Dochouse 24th Jan

14:30Midnight TravelerBOOK
16:30Buddha in AfricaBOOK
18:30ButterflyBOOK
20:30China LoveBOOK

At Bertha Dochouse 25th Jan

14:30Midnight TravelerBOOK
16:30ButterflyBOOK
18:30China LoveBOOK
20:30The KingmakerBOOK

At Bertha Dochouse 26th Jan

13:50BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ + PANEL (18TH JAN)Book
16:00Turtle RockBOOK
18:00ButterflyBOOK
19:40Midnight TravelerBOOK

At Bertha Dochouse 27th Jan

14:30Midnight TravelerBOOK
16:30The KingmakerBOOK
18:30China LoveBOOK
20:30ButterflyBOOK

At Bertha Dochouse 28th Jan

14:20ButterflyBOOK
16:20China LoveBOOK
18:30WHEN TOMATOES MET WAGNER + Q&A + GREEK SNACKS (28 JAN)Book
21:15Midnight TravelerBOOK