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Putin’s Witnesses: an accomplice’s tale

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Putin's Witnesses takes a chilling, intimate look at Putin's rise to power. (Image: public domain)
Putin's Witnesses takes a chilling, intimate look at Putin's rise to power. (Image: public domain)

Focusing on the time from Yeltsin’s resignation to shortly after the 2000 presidential election, director Vitaly Mansky takes us behind the scenes of Putin’s rise to power – as he himself was behind the scenes as Putin’s then-PR guy.

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The painful road to a Germany of immigrants

in Movies/Philosophies/Society
A peaceful Germany of immigrants has been a difficult road for decades. (Photo: public domain)
A peaceful Germany of immigrants has been a difficult road for decades. (Photo: public domain)

How does Germany become a nation of immigrants? Two great documentaries at DOK Leipzig 2018 “Der zweite Anschlag” and “Sorge 87” – show us how. Spoiler alert: The road to a Germany of immigrants is a difficult and painful one.

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Chasing Werner Herzog through DOK Leipzig

in Film festival/Movies/Philosophies
Fan girls take a selfie with Werner Herzog, CineStar Leipzig, 29 Oct 2018. (Photo: Justina Smile Photography)
Fan girls take a selfie with Werner Herzog, CineStar Leipzig, 29 Oct 2018. (Photo: Justina Smile Photography)

And just like that, inconspicuously, the director of Fitzcarraldo walks in.

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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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