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Movie newbie impressions of DOK Leipzig films

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Movie newbie perspective, Honeyland
"Honeyland" at DOK Leipzig. Film still © Tamara Kotevska

“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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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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Werner Herzog among DOK Fest highlights

in Movies/What's on
Werner Herzog portrait. © Zhu Jingjing.
Werner Herzog portrait. © Zhu Jingjing.

We’re about to get starstruck in Leipzig: Legendary German director Werner Herzog will attend this year’s DOK Fest, presenting his documentary “Meeting Gorbachev” and fielding questions from the audience.

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Festival de Cine DOK: ¡Exige lo imposible!

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DOK Leipzig documentary and animation festival
DOK LEIPZIG 28 OCTOBER – 3 NOVEMBER 2019 62ND INTERNATIONAL LEIPZIG FESTIVAL FOR DOCUMENTARY AND ANIMATED FILM

“El hito histórico del ’68’ será abordado desde los diferentes márgenes que el audiovisual supo retratar, generando así un caleidoscopio histórico que hará justicia a la complejidad del momento.” #DOK Leipzig 2018

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DOK: coming of age in times of upheaval

in Movies/Philosophies
Coming of age appears to be an important leitmotif at DOK Leipzig this year. I preview and review some diverse films I've found to fall into this category. (Photo: public domain)
Coming of age appears to be an important leitmotif at DOK Leipzig this year. I preview and review some diverse films I've found to fall into this category. (Photo: public domain)

DOK Leipzig opens tomorrow. We give you a bunch of mini reviews and a sneak peek into the universes of young protagonists in some of the film fest’s highlights.

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