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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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3 highlights not to be missed at DOK Leipzig 2019

in Film festival/Leipzig/Movies
DOK Leipzig highlights
Scores of people crowded into Hbf Osthalle on 29 Oct 2019 to watch "Meeting Gorbachev," including the director Werner Herzog himself. (Photo: Justina Smile Photography)

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

in Movies/Politics/Society
Director & narrator Karen Winther in her "Exit" documentary. (Film still © DOK Leipzig)
Director & narrator Karen Winther in her "Exit" documentary. (Film still © DOK Leipzig)

“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

in Movies/What's on
The movie "Pre-Crime" does not present a dystopian vision of the future of policing, but a timely reveal. It is already happening now in 2017. (Photo: public domain)
The movie "Pre-Crime" does not present a dystopian vision of the future of policing, but a timely reveal. It is already happening now in 2017. (Photo: public domain)

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

in Film festival/Leipzig tips/Movies/My Leipzig

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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Free film showings and party at DOK Leipzig

in Film festival/Movies/My Leipzig
Opening DOK Leipzig 2016. (Photo: Susann Jehnichen)
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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