I Am What I Am

Greenhorn Shorts: I Am What I Am
14th November at 8.30pm
Tickets: £9, £7 concs
Bertha DocHouse, Curzon Bloomsbury

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Join poodle trainers, Mexican wrestlers, celebrity impersonators and punk grannies for this exciting evening screening of award-winning short documentaries at Bertha DocHouse. Emerge from your cocoon into a fabulous butterfly as we explore the transformative nature of dress up. When the glitter has dispersed and the mask is removed what lies beneath?


Directed by River Finlay
Luna Magica, a professional Lucha Libre wrestling star in Mexico, dreams of becoming world wrestling champion while fighting to make ends meet as a single mom in Mexico City.

Perfection is Forever
Directed by Mara Trifu
A tree is what it is, complete in its own being. Human beings, on the other hand, always aspire to become something more, doing their best to hold back time in pursuit of eternal youth and beauty. In Hollywood two lost souls seek to become heroes under the shade of a lonely palm tree.


Directed by John Dower
More men have walked on the moon than been Ronald McDonald. Joe Maggard was McDonald’s mascot from 1995 to 2007. He was eighth of nine men to have done the job. But what happens after you step out of the big red shoes?


The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul
Directed by Kitty Green
Adorned in pink sequins, little girls from all over a divided, war-torn Ukraine audition to play the role of a national hero whose tears of joy once united their troubled country, the gold-winning figure skater Oksana Baiul.


Powder Rooms of The Female Kind
Directed by Tash Horton
A colourful exploration of the landscape of the female face and the minds of 12 young women, who have grown up in a society obsessed with physical appearance. Is makeup empowering or not?


Directed by Amanda Bluglass
A heart-warming portrait of rebellion, spirit and joie-de-vivre. Britain’s oldest punk, great-grandmother Viva Hamnell reflects on her life in Cornwall’s first punk band, her love of Vivienne Westwood-inspired style and her trial for drug possession.


The Poodle Trainer
Directed by Vance Malone
In this intimate portrait of destiny, passion, and loss, Irina Markova, a solitary Russian poodle trainer, reveals her transcendent relationship with her dogs, the childhood tragedy that sparked a lifetime of working with animals, and the welcome isolation behind the red velvet curtains of the circus.

Pink Boy
Directed by Eric Rockey
An intimate, 15-minute portrait of a gender-creative boy growing up in conservative rural Florida. A story of love between a butch mother and her feminine son, in one sense opposites, but united by a determination to be who they truly are.