At the end of this month DocHouse will present three more documentariess, each followed by a Q&A or panel discussion. The first to be shown is E-Team, a Netflix Documentary directed by Katy Chevigny and Academy Award-winner Ross Kauffman. When reports emerge of crimes against humanity within closed regimes, Human Rights Watch send emergency investigators to document these violations and reveal them to the world. The film follows these investigators, the ‘E-Team,’ and in the process shines a light on both the nature and extent of crimes against humanity in places such as Syria and Libya, and the bravery of the real people who help to make these abuses known. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Fred Abrahams, special adviser to the program office at Human Rights Watch.
Also being screened is Citezenfour, officially selected for both the BFI London Film Festival, and the New York Film Festival this year and directed by Oscar-nominated Laura Poitras. In January 2013, Poitras was making a film about abuses of national security in post 9/11 America when she started to receive encrypted emails from “citizen four,” the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. This real-life thriller follows Poitras, reporter Glenn Greenwald and Snowden himself in a series of tense encounters, resulting in a unique and explosive film.
Finally, there will be a screening of Unearthed, which includes a Q&A with the Director, and looks at the controversial effects of fracking after it is announced that the South African government are considering introducing the process into the Karoo. The Karoo, a semi-desert natural region of the country, is filmmaker Jolynn Minaar’s home district, and as such Minaar decides to venture into America, to the frontline of the fracking industry, in order to learn more about the practice. What she discovers is a bleak landscape, where powerful energy companies have exploited the land, at an appalling cost to both the environment and the health of local communities. The film promises to be an eye-opening look at the risks we may be undertaking in the quest for gas and oil.
|What||DocHouse October Screenings with Q&As|
|Where||Various Locations | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Charing Cross (underground)|
On 23 Oct 14, Rich Mix Cinema, 8pm
On 28 Oct 14, ICA Cinema, 7.45pm
On 30 Oct 14, ICA Cinema, 6.30pm
|Website||Booking via DocHouse website|