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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!

in Film festival/Leipzig/Movies
DOK Leipzig documentary and animation festival

“El hito histĂłrico del ’68’ será abordado desde los diferentes márgenes que el audiovisual supo retratar, generando asĂ­ un caleidoscopio histĂłrico 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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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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Legends of the fall: DOK festival turns 60

in History/Leipzig tips/Movies
Cover shot - Entrance of the festival cinema Capitol in 1974. Photo: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-H1116-0002-001 / Friedrich Gahlbeck.
Cover shot - Entrance of the festival cinema Capitol in 1974. Photo: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-H1116-0002-001 / Friedrich Gahlbeck.

Unannounced screenings after midnight? Films smuggled over the border in a suitcase? Hotel rooms bugged by the Stasi? Legends about the Leipzig film festival abound.

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