DOK Leipzig

DOK Neuland VR reviews: “The Shape of Us”

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This year's DOK Leipzig festival got to roll out its unique DOK Neuland virtual reality experiences at the Museum der bildenden Künste just before the second lockdown shuttered all cultural institutions. Two of us got to partake in these unique works of art and we now compare and contrast our thoughts on the special extended

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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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Photographer of War: three perspectives, one DOK

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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

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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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Movie newbie impressions of DOK Leipzig films

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"I spent two days at DOK Leipzig 2019 watching as many movies as I could, and recommend that you do the same if you have the time."

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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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