Past Screenings & Events 2015 | Page 10 | DocHouse

STREAM OF LOVE

Dir: Ágnes Sós

Love and desire fill the minds of the inhabitants of a rural village in Transylvania. In Ágnes Sós' festival favourite Stream of Love the elderly men and women of the village speak frankly about sex, love and everything in-between. 

BTL: THE AMBASSADOR

Dir: Mads Brügger

A strange, enigmatic and decadent white diplomat arrives in central Africa. Officially he is there to start a factory that produces matches – this, to employ locals and teach how to make this simple piece of fire-making equipment. Unofficially he is really there to gain access to vast reserves of diamonds.

BTL: LAST CALL AT THE OASIS

Dir: Jessica Yu

Director Jessica Yu presents a powerful argument for why the global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century. Last Call at the Oasis exposes the neglected problem of impending global water shortage, and features those who fight for the countless American residents who suffer from water pollution, including activist Erin Brockovich. With shocking facts from distinguished experts, the film is an urgent wake-up call.

BTL: PINK SARIS

Dir: Kim Longinotto

'A girl's life is cruel...A woman's life is very cruel', notes the formidable Sampat Pal Devi, leader of the Pink Sari-wearing Gulabi Gang. From highly-acclaimed director Kim Longinotto, Pink Saris is a finely-crafted and classically observational documentary, partraying a complex figure with honesty and empathy, and giving a window onto the reality for many women in Northern India.

Amid the global coverage of uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Syria, protests in the island kingdom of Bahrain went largely ignored. Shot undercover in Bahrain over the course of three months, Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark follows the saga of the Arab revolution that was abandoned by the Arabs, forsaken by the West and forgotten by the world.

BTL: THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE

Dir: Ken Burns & David McMahon & Sarah Burns

In April 1989, five black and Hispanic teenagers from Harlem were arrested for the brutal assault and rape of a white woman in Central Park. After hours of intense interrogations, the youths confessed and were sentenced to long prison terms.