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WORLD STORIES: A New Season at Bertha DocHouse!

Wednesday 20 May, 2015


Running Saturday 30th May to Thursday 4th June,  our latest season reflects a core mission at Bertha DocHouse - bringing you films that are enlightening, adsorbing and beautifully observed - human stories from across the world.

This is a rare opportunity to engage with communities living in some of the most remote places on Earth. From Tibet and India to Borneo, these three films thrust us into the everyday lives of their subjects and surprisingly, reveal that many life choices and concerns are universal and similar to our own.

Click on the film titles below to find out more and book!



Dir: Eliza Kubarska 
Sat 30 May 2015 to Thu 4 Jun 2015

In the crystal clear waters off the coast of Borneo, Alexan is teaching his 10-year-old nephew, Sari, everything he knows, from ancient dangerous diving techniques to his tribes wisdom about the underwater world.



Dir: Lynn True & Nelson Walker & Tsering Perlo 
Sat 30 May 2015 to Wed 3 Jun 2015

Summer Pasture is a very modern love story set in an ancient culture. The film deftly captures a young couple’s domestic life with humour and empathy; while also showing how the lure of modern life is alive even in this most remote part of Tibet.



Dir: Farida Pacha 
Sun 31 May 2015 to Wed 3 Jun 2015

Winner of Best Documentary at last year's Edinburgh Film Festival, My Name is Salt is a striking debut from Farida Pacha. Using Lutz Konermann's mesmerising cinematography to powerful effect, Pacha details the life of one family as they attempt a seemingly impossible task.


*Supported by the Royal Anthropological Institute*