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Streaming through the Coronavirus quarantine

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Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

Our film insider put together a few special picks to keep you entertained and engaged during the Corona isolation. All films are available OmU and OV to recreate our local cinema listings on the small screen.

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Top 10 Films of 2019, Part II: families to flames

in Culture / Entertainment/Movies
films of the year 2019
Photo by Nathan Engel from Pexels

In the conclusion to our Top 10 Movies of 2019, our film writer Heiner looks at the final five entries. Including major Oscar contenders, smaller indie fare and the best film of the year and perhaps the decade.

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Top 10 Films of 2019, Part I: misfits to queen bees

in Culture / Entertainment/Movies
LeipGlo's top 10 films of 2019
Honeyland film still. © DOK Leipzig 2019 / Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov

The Oscar nominations come out Monday. How many of our film critic’s picks will have made it to the list? How many of these have you watched so far?

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Arid Zone: A chat with filmmaker Fernanda Pessoa

in Culture / Entertainment/Movies/Reviews
Fernanda Pessoa, Arid Zone
"Arid Zone" promotional shot © Fernanda Pessoa / DOK Leipzig 2019

“The most conservative city in the US?” Filmmaker Fernanda Pessoa talks about how her recent documentary, “Arid Zone,” brought her back to a formative place in her youth. #DOKLeipzig

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Photographer of War: three perspectives, one DOK

in Film festival/Movies/Philosophies
Photographer of War
Photographer of War © DOK Leipzig 2019 / director Boris Benjamin Betram

LeipGlo contributors Justina, Áine and Heiner all went to see DOK Leipzig 2019 competition entry “Photographer of War” by Boris Benjamin Betram. Their diverging reactions and thoughts on the film are chronicled in our feature.

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Dependency captured in a poetic & tragic 10 minutes

in Opinion/Short films/Society
Machini - dependency short animated film
Machini, 2019. Film still © Frank Mukunday, Trésor Tshibangu Tshamala

DRC is seen as one of the world’s worst basket cases. In an animated short presented at DOK Leipzig, filmmakers from both the former colony and its European metropole brilliantly illustrate what dependency means for the African country, and our role in it.

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