• Paul Hulligan
    Our next CINEMA SOCIAL will be Monday 19th November, meeting between 7pm until 8:15pm for a quick drink and chat at "The Marquis Cornwallis" pub, then over the road to watch the 8.30pm screening of Michael Moore's new film "Fahrenheit 11/9" at DocHouse (Curzon Cinema Bloomsbury)... .............. Run time: 128 mins - trailer... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRQv9xMQ3E0 Film synopsis: Filmmaker Michael Moore predicted that Donald Trump would become the 45th president of the United States. Travelling across the country, Moore interviews American citizens to get a sense of the social, economic and political impact of Trump's victory. Moore also takes an in-depth look at the media, the Electoral College, the government agenda and his hometown of Flint, Mich. .............. Tickets are at an exclusively discounted value of just £7.50 including booking fees - the usual price is £9 - thank you Doc House! :-) To buy your ticket simply RSVP yes to this meetup, and follow the process which takes payment through Paypal. An LDN organiser will be at "The Marquis Cornwallis" pub from 19:00, then at 20:15 they'll be in the foyer at the entrance of the Curzon cinema - they'll aim to be wearing their red LDN lanyards. Feel free to simply watch a great doc at a discount rate but if you can make it to the bar before for a chat then great - at least one LDN organiser will be there, so it’s a great chance to get more information about us and our future events.

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    Doc House

    Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick Centre, WC1N 1AW · London

    £7.50
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  • Cinema Socials at Bertha DocHouse
    Our next CINEMA SOCIAL will be Thursday 25th October, meeting at 6pm for a 6.30pm screening. We'll go to the "The Marquis Cornwallis" pub after for drink/food and for a chat. The film we'll be watching is "The School in the Cloud". Run time: 85 mins Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFdqvCL2W2k IMDB synopsis: 'What is the future of education in a networked world? Indian professor Sugata Mitra sets up an unmanned internet kiosk in a remote Bengali village to pioneer the "School in the Cloud". The film follows the children as they encounter the internet for the first time. Will they be able to use it to transform their futures, or will it destroy the stability of their way of life?' Tickets are at an exclusive discounted value of just £7.50 including booking fees - the usual price is £9 - thank you Doc House! :-) To buy your ticket simply RSVP yes to this meetup, and follow the process which takes payment through Paypal. An LDN organiser will be at the entrance to the Curzon building / foyer area (entrance level). Feel free to simply watch a great doc at a discount rate but if you can make it to the bar after for a chat then great - at least one LDN organiser will be there, so it’s a great chance to get more information about us and our future events.

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    Doc House

    Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick Centre, WC1N 1AW · London

    £7.50
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  • Doc in a Day Film Screening Event
    Details Welcome to the screening event for #DocinaDay! We will show the best short docs produced during our most recent Doc in a Day competition. Below a short promo made from one of our previous Doc in a Day comps which gives you an idea of what the event is like: https://vimeo.com/145333446 Industry professional judges will give feedback on all the films screened and announce a winner and runner up. It's a great chance for everyone to learn more about documentary filmmaking. Format of the evening: • 19:00 - Doors • 19:30 - Intro to the night and judges • FILMS screened • Q+A (time permitting) • BREAK / DRINKS • Judges reveal the winner and runner-up! • Drinks and network for the rest of the evening! All are welcome to this free event. For further news/updates, join us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LondonDocumentaryNetwork/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/LondonDocNet) See you there! LDN Team

    Cafe 1001

    91 Brick Lane E1 6QL · London

  • Doc in a Day Filmmaking Competition
    Doc in a Day is a filmmaking competition where we create short documentary films in 36 hours! Saturday 10am - Gather to network and create teams. 11am - We announce a THEME for the films (also published on Twitter and Facebook) 11.01am onwards - Get planning, shooting and editing your films! Sunday 11pm - Send us your film! Entry - £8 in advance (recommended!) and £10 on the day - this covers both the competition and the screening event. The films will be screened around a week later at an event where documentary film professionals give feedback on each films and announce a winner and runner up. WINNERS get a meeting with Spring Films - twice Oscar nominated and BAFTA/Emmy winning factual production company! You'll get tips on commissioning and an insight into how they operate. Some people come to this competition with years of experience and professional equipment; some make their very first doc this weekend. Doc in a Day is for EVERYONE! You can watch all the Doc in a Day films on our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2AuhGT4i1F0P19kMq0Z4TQ More info and guides to follow. See you there! LDN Team

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    Cafe 1001

    91 Brick Lane E1 6QL · London

    £8.00
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  • Cinema Socials at Bertha DocHouse
    Our next CINEMA SOCIAL will be Tuesday 28th August, meeting at 6pm for a 6.30pm screening. We'll go to the "The Marquis Cornwallis" pub after for drink/food and for a chat. The film we'll be watching is "The Cleaners", an investigative documentary confronting the dark underworld of the internet and a shadow industry that controls the posts we see online. Run time: 88 mins Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDUYh03isj4 This revelatory documentary confronts the dark underworld of the internet, revealing a shadow industry of ‘digital cleaning’ that controls the posts we see online. The film follows five of these digital cleaners, who are outsourced by Silicon Valley to the global headquarter for content moderation in the city of Manila in the Philippines. During a ten-hour shift, the cleaners observe and rate thousands of images and videos – many of which depict extreme violence or abuse, which leads to lasting psychological impact. As the film turns to individuals affected by online censorship, it takes a macro perspective on the role of the cleaner; are they acting as a public service defending the safety of the online community, or are they making major editorial decisions affecting freedom of speech? Evolving from a shared social vision of a global village to a web of fake news and radicalization, the film charts the rise and fall of social media’s utopian ideology. Tickets are at an exclusive discounted value of just £7.50 including booking fees - the usual price is £9 - thank you Doc House! :-) To buy your ticket simply RSVP yes to this meetup, and follow the process which takes payment through Paypal. An LDN organiser will be at the entrance to the Curzon building / foyer area (entrance level). Feel free to simply watch a great doc at a discount rate but if you can make it to the bar after for a chat then great - at least one LDN organiser will be there, so it’s a great chance to get more information about us and our future events.

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    Doc House

    Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick Centre, WC1N 1AW · London

    £7.50
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  • Cinema Socials at Bertha DocHouse
    Our next CINEMA SOCIAL will be Wednesday 8th August, meeting at 6pm for a 6.30pm screening. We'll go to the "The Marquis Cornwallis" pub after for drink/food and for a chat. The film we'll be watching is "Laila at the Bridge" about a woman risking everything to save heroin addicts in the face of overwhelming odds in Afghanistan. A story of hope that illuminates the unseen costs of war. Run time: 96 mins Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3PP7Hme5Fc Since the US invaded Afghanistan, the country’s land has harboured the largest cultivation of opium in the world. And as a result, Afghanistan has the highest rate of opium addiction in the world. Laila Haidari is known as the ‘mother of the addicts’; relentlessly and fearlessly rehabilitating addicts who she finds on the streets of Kabul. This documentary follows self-declared ‘badass’ Laila as she fights a severe drug crisis within an unstable and corrupt society. Under a bridge in Kabul, a large group opium addicts get high or wait for their next dose – it is here that Laila walks to talk to people and take them to her recovery clinic, where they receive a month’s non-medical detox, shelter and bath, and continuous NA (Narcotics Anonymous) meetings. Directors Elizabeth and Gulistan Mirzaei follow a detox group for one month as they face a tough uphill climb of recovery, and explore Laila’s motivations for her saintly yet fierce work in her community. Laila at the Bridge uses this unique, empowering story to explore the current state of Kabul, where war, corruption and international drug deals threaten the welfare of the people. Tickets are at an exclusive discounted value of just £7.50 including booking fees - the usual price is £9 - thank you Doc House! :-) To buy your ticket simply RSVP yes to this meetup, and follow the process which takes payment through Paypal. An LDN organiser will be at the entrance to the Curzon building / foyer area (entrance level). Feel free to simply watch a great doc at a discount rate but if you can make it to the bar after for a chat then great - at least one LDN organiser will be there, so it’s a great chance to get more information about us and our future events.

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    Doc House

    Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick Centre, WC1N 1AW · London

    £7.50
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  • Cinema Socials at Bertha DocHouse
    Our next cinema social will be on Sunday 22nd July, meeting at 16:00 (4pm). We'll watch the film then feel free to come with us after to the local pub 'The Marquis Cornwallis' for a drink and chat (they also do food there). The film we'll be watching is 'Chavela', about the famous Mexican artist and activist Chavela Vargas. Run time: 90 mins Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT7r92BWYnk Synopsis: Chavela Vargas revolutionised music in Mexico and challenged the status quo with her openly queer lifestyle and hypnotic, raspy voice, singing music traditionally reserved for men. Starting out as a darling of Mexico’s thriving bohemian club scene in the 1950s, Chavela lived a life full of adventure and excess. She was rumoured to have had relationships with everyone from Frida Kahlo to Ava Gardner and she cultivated her reputation as a powerful, rebellious, free spirited outsider and an outlaw who blazed her own unique trail. Directors Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi eloquently weave the story of the fearless life, powerful music and passionate love affairs of this uncompromising artist. ----------------------------------------- Tickets are at an exclusive discounted value of just £7.50 including booking fees - the usual price is £9 - thank you Doc House! :-) To buy your ticket simply RSVP yes to this meetup, and follow the process which takes payment through Paypal. An LDN organiser will be at the entrance to the Curzon building / foyer area (entrance level) - and should be wearing their red lanyard! (if they remember!) Feel free to simply watch a great doc at a discount rate but if you can make it to the pub with us after for a chat then great - at least one LDN organiser will be there, so it’s a great chance to get more information about us and our future events.

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    Doc House

    Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick Centre, WC1N 1AW · London

    £7.50
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  • Documentary Filmmakers & Enthusiasts Social Event
    LDN in collaboration with the London WIP club we will be meeting for Summer drinks at Peckham Levels on the 16th July! Join us at one of London’s coolest new venues, meet like minded documentary filmmakers and enthusiasts, maybe even make new friends! Also, the 'London WIP club' are looking for filmmakers with Works-In-Progress documentary film edits, scenes and trailers for their future events. So if you have one, come along and tell them about it! See you there :)

    Near & Far bar

    Level 6, Peckham Levels 95A Rye Lane, Peckham · London

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  • Doc in a Day Screening Event | Free
    Details Welcome to the screening event for #DocinaDay! We will show the best short docs produced during our most recent Doc in a Day competition. Below a short promo made from one of our previous Doc in a Day comps which gives you an idea of what the event is like: https://vimeo.com/145333446 Industry professional judges will give feedback on all the films screened and announce a winner and runner up. It's a great chance for everyone to learn more about documentary filmmaking. Format of the evening: • 19:00 - Doors • 19:30 - Intro to the night and judges • FILMS screened • BREAK / DRINKS • FILMS screened • BREAK / DRINKS • Judges' feedback • Judges announce top two films, and we invite the filmmakers of those teams up for a brief Q&A • Judges reveal the winner and runner-up! • Drinks and network for the rest of the evening! All are welcome to this free event. For further news/updates, join us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LondonDocumentaryNetwork/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/LondonDocNet) See you there! LDN Team

    Cafe 1001

    91 Brick Lane E1 6QL · London

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