Past Screenings & Events 2019 | Page 5 | DocHouse

EARTH

Dir: Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Several billion tons of earth are moved annually by humans – with shovels, excavators or dynamite. Nikolaus Geyrhalter observes people, in mines, quarries and construction sites, engaged in a constant struggle to take possession of the planet.

THE BRINK

Dir: Alison Klayman

The Brink follows far-right ideologist and keen manipulator of the press Steve Bannon, as he embarks on a campaign to unify extreme parties to win seats in the May 2019 European Parliamentary elections.  

SAKAWA

Dir: Ben Asamoah

The electronic waste in Ghana is a treasure trove of information. With a mine of personal details among the detritus, a group of internet scammers develop romantic relationships through dating websites, in the pursuit of an income.

LOS REYES

Dir: Bettina Perut & Iván Osnovikoff

Los Reyes ("The Kings") is the oldest skatepark in the Chilean capital of Santiago. This story is about the real kings here: Football and Chola, two stray dogs that have made their home in this open space full of hurtling skateboards and rowdy teenagers. 

UP THE MOUNTAIN

Dir: Yang Zhang

Shen Jianhua is an artist and teacher who has left Shanghai for a remote mountain settlement in rural China. Unfolding like a painting, Up The Mountain is a masterful insight into the social fabric of this village, where the inhabitants are preserving a rich culture.  

HALSTON

Dir: Frédéric Tcheng

The rise and fall of one of America’s most iconic fashion designers who dominated the scene in the 1970s. A self-made prodigy, Halston was a rebel and shocked the New York fashion scene with his revolutionary approach.