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Hot Docs & Bertha DocHouse Partner for Second Edition of Hot Docs London

Hot Docs and Bertha DocHouse are excited to partner for a second year to present another edition of Hot Docs London, a special screening series showcasing critically acclaimed documentaries from this year’s Hot Docs Festival. With the generous support of Canada House, Hot Docs London will run from October 26-28 at Bertha DocHouse, the UK’s first cinema devoted to documentary film.

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Friday, October 26

Opening Film
THE HEAT: A KITCHEN (R)EVOLUTION
D: Maya Gallus | Canada | 2018 | 75 min | UK Premiere
With hot tempers and brazen machismo, “bad boy” chefs have shaped the restaurant industry’s often merciless working conditions, but as women take command of the world’s top kitchens, they’re revolutionizing food service and challenging its longstanding culture of harassment. Director Maya Gallus will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.


Saturday, October 27

GURRUMUL
D: Paul Damien Williams | Australia | 2017 | 96 min | UK Premiere
Blind from birth, Indigenous singer/songwriter Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu is regarded as one of the most important voices ever to come out of Australia. This doc celebrates the late artist and the tremendous obstacles he overcame on his path to global acclaim.

WHAT WALAA WANTS
Winner of the Hot Docs Special Jury Prize – Canadian Feature Documentary
D: Christy Garland | Canada, Denmark | 2018 | 89 min | UK Premiere
Young Walaa, her sights set on becoming one of the few women to join the Palestinian Security Forces, fights to survive police training bootcamp with her wildly rebellious spirit intact. Walaa K.F. Tanji to participate in a post-screening Q&A via Skype.

THE SILENCE OF OTHERS
D: Almudena Carracedo, Robert Bahar | Spain | 2018 | 96 min
When Spain prohibits the prosecution of any Franco-era crime, surviving torture victims and their families rebel, launching the controversial “Argentine Lawsuit.” Stunning testimonies battle historical amnesia in this gripping exposé, executive produced by the Almodóvars.


Sunday, October 28

THE ACCOUNTANT OF AUSCHWITZ
D: Matthew Shoychet | Canada | 2018 | 80 min | UK Premiere
As Germany continues to seek justice for Holocaust crimes, a former SS guard—now a frail 94-year-old—stands trial. Is the “Accountant of Auschwitz” an accomplice to history’s worst genocide, or a scapegoat for a country still desperate to atone?

YELLOW IS FORBIDDEN
D: Pietra Brettkelly | New Zealand | 2017 | 94 min | London Premiere
This behind-the-runway look at the extravagant creations of Guo Pei captures her incredible journey from a daughter of the Cultural Revolution to China’s fashion darling, poised to join the elite—and mostly European male—club of haute couture.



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