Documentary

True Crime Series: cults – from heaven to hell

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The second part of our True Crime Series takes deep into the world of alternative societies: Cults that promise a new, better way of living, what their followers gain from joining and how it all inevitably unravels.

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Arid Zone: A chat with filmmaker Fernanda Pessoa

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"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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3 highlights not to be missed at DOK Leipzig 2019

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Trouble choosing from the huge cinematic menu at DOK Leipzig, our city's international documentary and animation film fest kicking off on Monday for the whole week? Our film writer gives you a tasty, bite-sized starter selection.

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Extremism & soul-searching at DOK Leipzig

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"I was surprised at how close to home Exit hit for me emotionally, although I do not have a violent past, and do not (at least not yet) count violent extremists among people I know." #DOK Leipzig

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Tomorrow you’ll be a criminal, claims movie

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The Stasi did not disappear when the Berlin Wall came down in 1989. They just migrated into that shiny little device in our pocket. #Pre-Crime

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Documentary: I was a DOK virgin

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DOK Festival Director Pasanen said, “We have no more physical walls in our immediate surroundings, but the idealogical walls of many are increasingly noticeable.”

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