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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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Distillery goes silver, but never grey

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A look at Distillery’s humble beginnings and its future with Martin Driemel.

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ECPMF calls on youth to ponder hate speech

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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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Shakeup of CDU Saxony, courtesy of AfD

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Can a Petry-led faction distance themselves significantly from the AfD to win over enough CDU voters and politicians? The next 18 months will be a dry run for this possibility, threatening the traditional progressiveness of Leipzig in the process.

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Free film showings and party at DOK Leipzig

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Opening DOK Leipzig 2016. (Photo: Susann Jehnichen)

For DOK Leipzig’s 60th edition, the organizers would like to invite “the whole city to dance with the winners.”

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Will the real Canaletto please stand up?

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Giovanni Antonio Canal, known as Canaletto, was active in the 18th century. (Photo: public domain)

Trivia question: What’s the connection between two Canalettos, Venice and the town of Pirna near Dresden?

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