Explore some of the defining issues and themes that shape our world today in this co-presented free online screening.
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.
IMPORTANT INFO – These films are Advised 18+