Past Screenings & Events 2019 | Page 3 | DocHouse

NIGHTCLEANERS + Intro

Dir: Berwick Street Film Collective: Marc Karlin, Mary Kelly, James Scott, Humphry Trevelyan

'a landmark work of British political cinema, and of collective and feminist filmmaking.' that explores the highs and lows of the campaign to unionise women office cleaners in the 1970s.

HOOP DREAMS

Dir: Steve James

This year is the 25th anniversary of this classic documentary film. Hoop Dreams follows two teenagers from inner-city Chicago as they work hard to escape systemic oppression and achieve the American Dream through professional basketball careers.

YOUR TURN

Dir: Eliza Capai

In the wake of Brazil’s economic and social crisis, students protest and occupy hundreds of schools. Inspired by the collective voice of the movement itself, Your Turn is narrated by three high school students, who represent the central points of their struggle.

SUZI Q

Dir: Liam Firmager

Suzi Q is the definitive, unexpurgated story of the girl from Detroit City who redefined the role and image of women in rock’n’roll when she broke through around the world in 1973.

SEA OF SHADOWS

Dir: Richard Ladkani

Activists, marine biologists and the navy fight to save the world’s smallest whale from extinction as its habitat has been destroyed by Mexican cartels and Chinese Mafia who harvest the swim bladder of the Totoaba fish, the ‘cocaine of the sea’.

AMA-SAN

Dir: Claudia Varejão

In Wagu, a fishing village in the Ise Peninsula of Japan a group of women free-dive everyday not knowing what they’ll find. The Ama-San have been diving like this in Japan for over 2000 years.

MOTHER

Dir: Kristof Bilsen

Two narratives collide in a small village in Thailand. Pomm takes care of Europeans with Alzheimer’s, while a family prepares to leave Switzerland, in this moving observation of motherhood and care.

SWARM SEASON

Dir: Sarah J Christman

On the remote volcanic island of Hawaii, 10-year-old Manu and her mother collect wild, endangered bees in order to breed disease-resistant colonies, while her father protests developments on sacred mountain Mauna Kea.