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Fascinating film characters visiting Leipzig

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Joe Boots exercising. (Photo copyright DOK Leipzig 2017 / Florian Baron)

“It’s not often that we get to meet the characters from the movies that deeply touch us. But I had the chance this week during DOK Leipzig.”

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Visiting different earths in virtual reality

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Film still from "Planet." (Copyright DOK Leipzig 2017 / Momoko Seto)

DOK Neuland has turned Messehof at Leipzig city center into a capsule where you get to explore different realities, or worlds, without leaving the safety of your small area.

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DOK: coming of age in times of upheaval

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Coming of age appears to be an important leitmotif at DOK Leipzig this year. I preview and review some diverse films I've found to fall into this category. (Photo: public domain)

DOK Leipzig opens tomorrow. We give you a bunch of mini reviews and a sneak peek into the universes of young protagonists in some of the film fest’s highlights.

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ECPMF calls on youth to ponder hate speech

in Contests/Philosophies by
The ECPMF launches an essay contest, amid hopes that youth can help society find the best way to curb hate speech, while preserving the right to speak out. (Picture: public domain)

Are you a millennial who can tackle hate speech in 1,000 words? If so, the ECPMF wants to hear from you, and reward you for it.

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“The Ripple Effect” reaches Leipzig

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Four deserts. AI. Rebirth. A money strike. How far can one idea reverberate? Let's hear from this year's speakers at TEDxHHL. The theme was "The Ripple Effect," and it took place at Leipzig's Werk 2. (Photo: public domain)

Four deserts. AI. Rebirth. A money strike. How far can one idea reverberate? Let’s hear from this year’s speakers at TEDxHHL.

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Facing the “dark side” to help other journalists in Europe

in Philosophies/What's on by
Who would have thought that journalists could be thrown into jail on a daily basis on this continent, just for doing their job? The ECPMF can tell you more. (Photo: public domain)

Many journalists equate a career move into PR with going to the “dark side,” for its aspect of “promotion” rather than “news.” But what if it’s done precisely to help journalists under threat in Europe – which has become the real “dark side?” Journalist Sophie Albers Ben Chamo gives us insights as she prepares for her first conference in her new job in Leipzig, as press officer for ECPMF.

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