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Sheffield Doc/Fest residency at Bertha DocHouse - Six great documentaries, 4th to 6th August

 
 
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Sheffield Doc/Fest residency at Bertha DocHouse - Six great documentaries, 4th to 6th August
by Tom Davies - Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 10:22 AM
 

DOC/FEST PRESENTS AT BERTHA DOCHOUSE
6 FILMS | 3 DAYS | 1 CINEMA
4 AUG - 6 AUG

We’re bringing you a compelling selection of six cinematic documentaries from Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017 to London for one weekend in August.

All tickets £9 (£7 concessions)

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OPENING NIGHT FILM: BRIMSTONE AND GLORY
FRIDAY 4TH AUGUST - 18:30

Get your sparklers at the ready, as we'll be kicking things off in style with an absolute firecracker.

Tultepec, Mexico is known for just one thing: fireworks. Each year the town hosts an annual pyrotechnic extravaganza, which is captured here in all its exultant, unbridled and downright dangerous glory.

From the hand-making of the fireworks and construction of the festival’s towering centrepieces to the dazzling late night finale as thousands of revellers take to the streets, director Viktor Jakovleski transports us into the heart of the action. Visually inventive and truly spectacular, Brimstone and Glory is a glorious, big screen tour-de-force.

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A RIVER BELOW
Sat 5th August - 15:30

The Amazon pink river dolphin is being hunted to extinction, but two activists will do whatever it takes to protect the species. Complex and surprising, A River Below digs into the ethics of activism in the modern media age.

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GHOST HUNTING + DIR. Q&A
Sat 5th August - 18:00

Director Raed Andoni seeks out former detainees of an infamous Israeli interrogation centre to construct a replica of the prison as the backdrop to a cathartic and challenging roleplay where the men re-enact their real-life experiences. 

Following the screening, we will be joined via Skype by director Raed Andoni himself.

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MOTHERLAND
Sat 5th August - 20:30

Motherland takes us into the heart of the world's busiest maternity hospital in one of the most populous countries: The Philippines. An intimate and heart-warming vérité portrait of women taking the first steps on their journey of motherhood.

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TROPHY
Sun 6th August - 15:30

As endangered African species like elephants, rhinos and lions march closer to extinction each year, Trophy delves into the powerhouse industries of big-game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation.

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CLOSING NIGHT FILM: STEP
Sun 6th August - 18:00

An uplifting and vibrant film following an inner city Baltimore high school Step team as their girls approach graduation and take on the challenge to be the first in their families to go to college.

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Don't want to miss a moment? Why not make a weekend of it with a Festival Pass -  providing entry to all six films - available here!