Past Screenings & Events 2016 | Page 3 | DocHouse

13TH

Dir: Ava DuVernay

Directed and produced by Ava DuVernay, The 13th explores how mass incarceration in America evolved to its current epic proportions and what the ramifications are for communities of colour across the country. 

"This is a tragic and poignant yet also energetic and inspirational portrait of an extremely tough Indian woman." – IDFA (International Documentary Festival Amsterdam)

★★★★★
"Beautifully simple and simply beautiful..." - Tom Huddleston, Time Out

South India’s first female taxi driver.

SHADOW WORLD

Dir: Johan Grimonprez

Stitching together archive footage of historical events, recent interviews with political experts and an eerily nostalgic soundtrack, Shadow World is the masterful documentary from Johan Grimonprez that exposes the depths of corruption within the global arms trade.

UNDER THE SUN

Dir: Vitaly Mansky

After years of negotiation acclaimed Russian director Vitaly Mansky was invited by the North Korean government to make a film about one girl and her family in the year she prepares to join the Children's Union, on the 'Day of the Shining Star' (Kim Jong-Il's birthday).

TICKLED

Dir: David Farrier & Dylan Reeve

Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn’t stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.

Music is the beating heart of Malian culture. But when Islamic hardliners took control of northern Mali in 2012, they enforced one of the harshest interpretations of sharia law in history and banned all forms of music. Radio stations were destroyed, instruments burned and Mali’s musicians faced torture and death.