Past Screenings & Events 2017 | DocHouse

Artist, activist and director Ai Weiwei captures the global refugee crisis - the greatest human displacement since World War II - in this breathtakingly epic film journey.

JANE

Dir: Brett Morgen

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. 

MOUNTAIN

Dir: Jennifer Peedom

This gloriously cinematic essay chronicles the spellbinding attraction of mountains and humanity’s desire to scale their heights. Mountain is an ode to the beauty, mystery, and power of the world’s highest peaks.

Dancer offers a uniquely personal portrait of a most singular man and dancer. Blessed with astonishing power and poise, Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm and became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal.

Meet Salim Shaheen, Afghanistan’s most prolific actor/director, as he embarks on the production of his 111th film. This entertaining portrait of his unique approach to filmmaking explores a lifetime spent pursuing a dream. 

DOLORES

Dir: Peter Bratt

Dolores Huerta is an indomitable civil rights activist largely forgotten by history. Director Peter Bratt sets the record straight with this intimate and energising documentary on her life and achievements.

LONG TIME RUNNING

Dir: Jennifer Baichwal & Nicholas de Pencier

No other band encapsulates the rugged rock 'n' roll soul of Canada like The Tragically Hip. When it was announced last year that singer Gord Downie had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, it looked like the end of the road.

LOVE, CECIL

Dir: Lisa Immordino Vreeland

Love, Cecil tracks the illustrious career of the celebrated and sometimes controversial photographer and costume designer, Cecil Beaton, with equal amounts of affection and frankness.

KARL MARX CITY + Dir. Q&A

Dir: Petra Epperlein & Michael Tucker

A powerfully personal voyage through former East Germany, as filmmaker Petra Epperlein investigates her father’s suicide and the possibility that he may have worked as a spy for the Stasi security service.

In 1994, six men were gunned down in a pub while watching a World Cup soccer match in Loughinisland, Northern Ireland. Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney reopens the original case to investigate why no culprit was ever brought to justice.

THANK YOU FOR THE RAIN

Dir: Julia Dahr & Kisilu Musaya

Over five years Kisilu, a Kenyan farmer, documented his family, his village and the effects of climate change on both. Thank You for the Rain captures his journey to becoming a community leader and an activist on the global stage.

TROPHY

Dir: Shaul Schwarz & Christina Clusiau

As endangered African species like elephants, rhinos and lions march closer to extinction each year, Trophy delves into the powerhouse industries of big-game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation.

COMPLICIT + Dir. Q&A

Dir: Heather White & Lynn Zhang

Complicit follows Chinese factory migrant worker-turned-activist Yi Yeting as he takes on the global electronic industry in a bid to defend the lives of millions of Chinese people from becoming terminally ill due to working conditions.

Conflict photographer Kate Brooks turns her lens from the war zones she is used to covering to a new kind of genocide - the killing of African Elephants and Rhinos - in this sweeping and sobering expose of an underreported crisis.