DocHouse Conversations

DocHouse Conversations

By Bertha DocHouse
Conversations from the documentary world.
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DocHouse Conversations #5: Filmmaking Panel
This week our Programme Associate Carol Nahra welcomes a panel of filmmakers whose documentaries were all at different stages when the world went into lockdown. Listen as they share their experiences navigating this uncertain new world. For more information on today’s filmmakers and their work, read our blog: https://bit.ly/DocHouseConversationsPanel See what’s on our online hub here: https://dochouse.org/online Find out more about Carol Nahra here: https://dochouse.org/content/about-our-mission LINKS: Walter Murch: The theatrical experience and what it really means: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/may/15/together-in-the-dark-what-we-miss-about-going-to-the-movies Film Collaborative Blog: Film Festival Distribution in the age of COVID-19: https://www.thefilmcollaborative.org/blog/2020/03/a-way-of-life-in-perilfilm-festival-distribution-in-the-age-of-covid-19/#.Xs0uyRNKii7 Dok Incubator: https://dokincubator.net/ FILMS: The Booksellers (D.W. Young director, produced by Judith Mizrachy, 2019): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvXn81RNS4c The Reason I Jump (Jerry Rothwell, 2020): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FF7FHEqrUY Return to Epipo (Judit Oláh, 2020): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvXn81RNS4c Coup 53 (Taghi Amirani, 2019): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSK6wdqo0xY&feature=youtu.be Follow us at @BerthaDocHouse Check out our website for upcoming watch parties and podcasts: https://dochouse.org/
42:31
May 26, 2020
DocHouse Conversations #4: Dan Reed
This week our Programme Associate Carol Nahra welcomes documentary filmmaker Dan Reed. With a career spanning a quarter century, Dan has established a reputation as one of the most dedicated and talented filmmakers working in Britain today. Long known in the UK, Dan came to worldwide prominence last year with his devastating portrait of sexual abuse Leaving Neverland. The two part Channel 4/HBO film won a number of awards. This week Carol talks to Dan about his life making documentaries. In an extended edition of the podcast, they take a deep dive into his two very different types of documentaries: observational filmmaking and personal testimony combined with archive. For more information on today’s episode, read our filmmaker spotlight blog: https://dochouse.org/online/news/filmmaker-spotlight-dan-reed See what’s on our online hub here: https://dochouse.org/online For more information on today’s episode, read our filmmaker spotlight blog: https://dochouse.org/online/news/filmmaker-spotlight-dan-reed Find out more about Carol Nahra here: https://dochouse.org/content/about-our-mission FILMS: Leaving Neverland (2019): https://www.channel4.com/programmes/leaving-neverland-michael-jackson-and-me Calais: To The End of The Jungle (2017): https://vimeo.com/240138310 Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks (2016): https://vimeo.com/152961155 From Russia with Cash (2015): https://vimeo.com/133035793 Escorts (2015): https://vimeo.com/129093492 The Paedophile Hunter (2014): https://vimeo.com/107421343 Terror at the Mall (2014): https://vimeo.com/106620285 Legally High (2013): https://vimeo.com/71744622 #SHOUTINGBACK (2013): https://vimeo.com/67582924 Children of the Tsunami (2012): https://vimeo.com/40005340 Terror in Mumbai (2009) :https://vimeo.com/57781776 Terror in Moscow (2003): https://vimeo.com/45234763 The Valley (2000): https://vimeo.com/76721060 Cape of Fear (1994): https://vimeo.com/45235713
1:06:35
May 12, 2020
DocHouse Conversations #3: Daisy Asquith
This week our Programme Associate Carol Nahra welcomes filmmaker and senior lecturer at Goldsmiths, Daisy Asquith. In more than twenty years as a filmmaker, Daisy Asquith has told human stories the length and breadth of the UK, and beyond. They discuss her research into themes of shame and performance, as well as her relationships with the people she films. They’ll also discuss her latest project Momento, in which she is making personal memorial films for victims of COVID-19. For more information on today’s episode, read our filmmaker spotlight blog: https://dochouse.org/online/news/filmmaker-spotlight-daisy-asquith See what’s on our online hub here: https://dochouse.org/online Find out more about Carol Nahra here: https://dochouse.org/content/about-our-mission LINKS: See Daisy’s work on her website here: https://daisy-asquith-xdrf.squarespace.com/ MA Filmmaking (Screen Documentary) Course: https://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/ma-filmmaking-screen-documentary/ Professor Stella Bruzzi: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/english/people/stella-bruzzi Bryony Kimmings: https://www.bryonykimmings.com/ FILMS: THIS IS THE REAL ME: DOC PARTICIPANTS SPEAK! (2018) https://daisy-asquith-xdrf.squarespace.com/20-min-film QUEERAMA (2017) https://daisy-asquith-xdrf.squarespace.com/queerama AFTER THE DANCE (2015) https://daisy-asquith-xdrf.squarespace.com/after-the-dance Watch our Q&A for AFTER THE DANCE here: https://dochouse.org/online/video/filmed-qna/after-dance-director-qa-daisy-asquith CRAZY ABOUT 1D (2013) https://daisy-asquith-xdrf.squarespace.com/crazy-about-1d Follow us at @BerthaDocHouse Check out our website for upcoming watch parties and podcasts: https://dochouse.org/
35:02
April 29, 2020
DocHouse Conversations #2: Orlando von Einsiedel
This week our Programme Associate Carol Nahra welcomes Academy Award-winning filmmaker Orlando von Einsiedel. Orlando is drawn to telling inspiring stories of humble heroism from around the world, often combining intimate personal narratives with macro level politics, powerful visual aesthetics and on-the-ground journalistic muck-racking. Discussing how Orlando’s producer Joana Natasagera pushed Orlando to make his most recent feature, Evelyn - a very personal exploration of the devestatating impact of Orlando’s brother’s suicide on his family. For more information on today’s episode, visit our online hub: https://dochouse.org/online/news/filmmaker-spotlight-orlando-von-einsiedel-3 See what’s on our online hub here: https://dochouse.org/online and find out more about Carol Nahra here: https://dochouse.org/content/about-our-mission Where you can watch Orlando’s films: SKATEISTAN (2011): https://vimeo.com/32234310 VIRUNGA (2014): watch on Netflix here. THE WHITE HELMETS (2016): watch on Netflix here. EVELYN (2019): watch on Netflix here. RADIO AMNIA (2011): watch on IDFA here. AISHA’S SONG (2011):https://vimeo.com/40576311 Additional links: Grain Media: https://vimeo.com/grainmedia / https://grainmedia.co.uk/about Violet Films: https://www.violet-films.com/ Doc Society: https://docsociety.org/ Franklin Dow Interview:  https://seventh-row.com/2019/01/05/franklin-dow-evelyn-documentary/ Follow us at @BerthaDocHouse Check out our website for upcoming watch parties and podcasts: https://dochouse.org/
36:07
April 15, 2020
DocHouse Conversations #1: Victoria Mapplebeck
What does the current lockdown mean for documentary filmmakers and the documentary community? This week our Programme Associate Carol Nahra welcomes BAFTA award-winning filmmaker, writer and artist Victoria Mapplebeck to discuss how the crisis is affecting her own work. We are living in a digital age and now more than ever filmmakers across the globe are employing lo-fi, DIY filmmaking techniques to stay creative during the lockdown. Hear how Mapplebeck uses the ever changing nature of technology to excavate memories within her films, and to tell personal stories.. For more information on today’s episode, visit our online hub: https://dochouse.org/online/news/filmmaker-spotlight-victoria-mapplebeck- See what’s on our online hub here: https://dochouse.org/online and find out more about Carol Nahra here: https://dochouse.org/content/about-our-mission Watch Victoria’s Films Here: THE WAITING ROOM (2019): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Toj9nCf4BaM&feature=emb_title THE WAITING ROOM VR: https://eastcityfilms.com/the-waiting-room-vr MISSED CALL (2018): https://victoriamapplebeck.com/films/missed-call/ 160 CHARACTERS: (2015): https://victoriamapplebeck.com/films/160-characters/ SMART HEARTS (1999): https://vimeo.com/135119641 Additional Links: Film London: http://filmlondon.org.uk/ BALTIC Art Gallery: https://baltic.art/ Real Stories Documentaries: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu4XcDBdnZkV6-5z2f16M0g BAFTA Acceptance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks4bTmJd3To VR: https://www.storyfutures.com/ NOTES ON BLINDNESS (2016): http://www.notesonblindness.co.uk/ John Wakefield Sound: https://johnwakefieldradio.weebly.com/ Rode Mic for smartphone: https://www.rode.com/microphones/videomicme Arts Council Funding COVID-19: https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19 Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/documentaries/ Follow us at @BerthaDocHouse Check out our website for upcoming watch parties and podcasts: https://dochouse.org/
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April 1, 2020