Bertha DocHouse is thrilled to team up with 99 on a showcase of some exceptional documentary shorts from around the globe.
Non-fiction has the power to connect us all and sew the seeds of debate, even across cultural borders, so we hope you’ll join us for this truly global adventure.
ABOUT THE FILMS
GOODBYE MANDIMA Dir Robert-Jan Lacombe / 2010 / 10 mins
Through family photographs, and home movies discovered at his grandparents’ home in Bordeaux, filmmaker Rob-Jan Lacombe recounts his childhood in Mandima, a small village in northeast Zaire.
GYALMU'S HOUSE Asmita Shrish and Gavin Carver / 2016 / 18 mins
Nima Gyalmu, a woman of great courage, humour and dignity, rebuilds her life high in the mountains, a year after the 2015 earthquake which devastated Nepal.
NOWHERE LINE Lukas Schrank / 2015 / 14 mins
Two migrants who dream of Australia are illegally detained on a small island of Papua New Guinea. They tell of their journeys, their confinement and their broken dreams.
LIVING HERE Sarah Baril Gaudet / 2017 / 16 mins
16 year-old Martha lives in the Inuit village of Aupaluk, population 200. It’s a long wait for spring, on the edge of a frozen bay.
BECOMING CHERRIE Nicky Larkin / 2019 / 10 mins
Diagnosed HIV-positive aged 21, Matthew struggled to find acceptance in conservative Northern Irish society. To escape his everyday reality, he created his fabulous drag alter-ego: Cherrie Ontop.
Contains Strong language.
These films are Advised 18+
These films will be available worldwide – to watch for free at a time of your choice between 7pm (BST) on Thursday 24th June and 11:59pm (BST) on Sunday 27th June.
English language subtitles will be available. These are not HOH subtitles, but all dialogue should be subtitled.
A donation ticket is available for this event, should you like to donate money directly to the filmmakers featured in this event and to support the work of 99.
HOW TO WATCH: This programme will be broadcast live on our custom built streaming site. Once you have registered to attend, you will receive an email on the day of the event with further details about how to access our streaming site. If you are a Gmail user, please consider moving our emails to your Primary tab.