DocHouse September Screenings, London

Building a wider audience for documentary in the cinema, DocHouse brings world-class international films with special guests and panel discussions to the big screen. This September its unique year-round festival continues, showcasing documentaries that reveal hidden worlds and untold truths, and are directed by some of documentary’s most talented women. A double bill kicks off the month at Riverside Studios, while OUR NIXON, a film that’s earning wide acclaim, is the mid-September feature. To round off the month is the hugely anticipated documentary from Kim Longinotto, SALMA. More details on the DocHouse September 2013 programme follows below.

1. DOUBLE BILL: No Burqas Behind Bars (UK Premiere) & Camera/Woman, Riverside Studios, 12 September, 7.30pm

No Burqas Behind Bars
Meet the 40 women in Afghanistan’s Takhar prison, serving long sentences for infidelity, rejecting forced marriage and even for fleeing violent homes.

Camera/ Woman
After her divorce, Khadija refuses to re-marry and fights instead to support her children herself, working as a camerawoman at weddings in Casablanca, despite her family’s disapproval.

2. OUR NIXON + Q&A (Speaker TBA), ICA, 19 September, 6.30pm

Throughout Richard Nixon’s presidency, three of his top White House aides documented their experiences with Super 8 cameras. Using this treasure trove of material, director Penny Lane has created an extraordinary, intimate and revealing record of the Nixon era.

3. SALMA + Q&A (Speaker TBA), Rich Mix Cinema, 26 September, 8.00pm

Renowned documentary director Kim Longinotto follows Tamil poet Salma, whose story is one of extreme repression, resilience and survival, after years of confinement in first her parents’ home and later her husband’s.

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1. No Burqas Behind Bars, Nima Sarvestani. Courtesy of DocHouse