Latest Dochouse Screenings Revealed

Art & Culture

Bertha Dochouse, the UK's first cinema screen dedicated to documentaries, has announced the titles of the upcoming films they will be screening throughout June and into July.

From the 22nd – 25th of June, Bertha Dochouse will be showing the first in an ongoing series of documenaries from the Middle East called Middle East Watch. These first three films, titled This is My Land, Born in Gaza, and Saving Mes Aynak, will depict the way children learn the history of their country in Israel and Palestine, what it's like to grow up in Gaza and finally details of one man's efforts to stop a Chinese Mining Company from destroying a vital archaeological site in Afghanistan.

Venturing away from the Middle East, Bertha Dochouse will also be screening Hustlers Convention from the 26th of June. Hustlers Convention is a documentary on the forgotten roots of rap and centers around the life and times of Jalal Mansur Nuriddin of The Last Poets and the forgotten influence of his seminal record 'Huslter's Convention.'

From rapping, we go to Scientology, the cult of all cults (I mean legitimate religion) with the doc Going Clear, to be screened from the 25th of June. On Thursday the 25th director Alex Gibney will be present through Skype to do a Q&A. His documentary profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, whose most prominent members include celebrities. It shines a light on how the church cultivates true believers and lays out what members are willing to do in the name of religion.

The last film that's been announced will first be screened on the 24th of July and is called Best of Enemies. Best of Enemies is a behind-the-scenes account of the expolisive televised debates between the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr.

To book tickets and for more information, visit Bertha Dochouse's website here.