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DOCS+ Programme

 

The Autumn 2019 season will begin on 18 September with Minding the Gap.

The films in our DOCS+ programme are screened at Fletton House, Fletton Way, Glapthorn Road, Oundle. On film nights, doors open at 7.00pm for ticket sales and bar services and the programme commences punctually at 7.30pm. Tickets £8.00 / £4 u18s can be bought or reserved in advance either by phone, online here or in person, at OUNDLE BOX OFFICE, 4 New Street, Oundle PE8 4ED, tel: 01832 274734.

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MINDING THE GAP (15)

 
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  Wednesday 18 September
  7.30pm
   Fletton House, Fletton Way, Glapthorn Road, Oundle
 
   Director: Bing Liu  
   Speaker: Robin Ewan, Operations Manager, Adrenaline
   Alley in Corby.
 

Oscar-nominated documentary. Bing Liu started filming fellow skateboarders as a teenager in his Rust Belt home town, and kept his camera running for the next twelve years. This is a complex account of three young men as they struggle to become adults, deal with their past, and face up to their responsibilities. Contains strong language.

‘It is impossibly gripping, terribly personal, but always compassionate.’  Kevin Maher, Times

 

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FACING THE DRAGON

   doc Dragon 4

  Wednesday 16 October
  7.30pm
 
    Fletton House, Fletton Way, Glapthorn Road, Oundle
   
    Director:  Sedika Mojadidi
    Runtime: 1hr 20 mins
    Release: 2018
 

Introduced by Lynne O’Donnell, former Associated Press Bureau Chief, Kabul, who will lead the post-screening discussion.

After the deployment of US troops in 2001, and under international pressure, the Afghan government was forced to ensure that Afghan women became active members of society. As the Americans leave and aid runs out, Mojadidi followed two extraordinary women for four years: Nilofar, a politician, and Shakila, a television journalist. Under increasing threats of violence the two women have difficult choices to make

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EATING ANIMALS (12A)

  doc Eating animals 3

  Wednesday 20 November
  7.30pm
   Fletton House, Fletton Way, Glapthorn Road,
   Oundle
 
    Director: Christopher Dillon Quinn    
    Runtime: 1 hr 34 mins
    Speakers: Simon and Sarah Singlehurst of New Lodge
    Farm, Bulwick
   

This unflinching documentary charts how US farming  has changed, from local and sustainable to corporate giants offering cheap food at great cost: the exploitation of animals, the use of antibiotics and hormones, and the pollution of the air, soil and water.

‘It's a film that tells you what you already knew - and then made a conscious or unconscious decision to forget, if you are a meat-eater.’  Peter Bradshaw, Guardian 

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CHILDREN OF THE SNOWLAND (PG)

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  Wednesday 15 January 7.30pm
    Fletton House, Fletton Way, Glapthorn Road, Oundle
 
    Director: Zara Balfour, Marcus Stephenson    
    Runtime: 1hr 37mins
    
 

Children, sometimes as young as four, are sent by their parents from the high Himalayas to a school in Kathmandu, in the hope that education will give them a better chance in life. For ten years these children do not see or speak to their parents, due to the remoteness of their villages. This moving documentary follows three teenage pupils as they return home, an arduous and dangerous 15-day trek across the mountains.

 

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