LeipGlo contributors Justina, √Āine 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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.