Past Screenings & Events 2019 | DocHouse

With record rents pushing tenants out of housing in London and in cities around the world, Push examines who is behind the crisis in affordable housing. This is not gentrification - it’s much more sinister.

FOR SAMA

Dir: Waad al-Kateab & Edward Watts

A letter from young mother Waad al-Kateab to her baby daughter Sama, to whom she gave birth on the front line of cataclysmic conflict in Aleppo.

The Kingmaker

Dir: Lauren Greenfield

Having spent her years as the First Lady of the Philippines on a heady monopolistic rampage, buying up European jewellery shops and iconic New York skyscrapers, Imelda Marcos is looking for a way to regain political control.

 

AMAZING GRACE

Dir: Alan Elliott & Sydney Pollack

The lost treasure of Sydney Pollack’s observational footage from 1972 has finally surfaced; witness the sonic brilliance of Aretha Franklin as she recorded her bestselling album Amazing Grace in an L.A. Baptist Church.

HONEYLAND

Dir: TAMARA KOTEVSKA, LJUBOMIR STEFANOV

In a deserted Macedonian village, 50-something Hatidze, clambers up a hillside to check her bee colonies nestled in the rocks; but disruption is coming. With beautiful cinematography evocative of Caravaggio, Honeyland explores nature’s vulnerability under capitalist demand.

Aquarela

Dir: Victor Kossakovsky

A car disappears through the ice on a Siberian lake, colossal melting icebergs crack and rumble against the Finnish symphonic heavy metal soundtrack, while towering waves curl in this spectacular and devastating vision.

GAZA

Dir: Garry Keane & Andrew McConnell

This elegantly shot and masterfully crafted portrait of Palestinian life offers a rare chance to be immersed in the heart of Gaza.

The Cave

Dir: Feras Fayyad

The story of a doctor who worked on the outskirts of Damascus, whilst 400,000 people are trapped in a relentless bombardment which has been going on for years.

With the skyscrapers of the City glinting nearby, the traditional working-class inhabitants of East London's Hoxton Street navigate the rough seas of gentrification and austerity, in a revealing portrait of London today.