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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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The Leipzig Affair: a book and a feeling

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"I moved through Leipzig as if nothing bad could ever happen there, even knowing that was impossible. And yet, the Leipzig the character of Magda lived in scared me to my core."

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Crossing over from BRD to GDR

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Aiming to show different perspectives on this 30th anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution, we turn things around and present the story of someone who actually moved from West to East Germany in 1988, leaving certain comforts for a simple life on a farm.

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Life back then: Former GDR residents tell their story

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Michael and Anne Dietrich are father and daughter, both born during the GDR. On this German Unity Day, they share their story and view of the Peaceful Revolution with The Leipzig Glocal.

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The Peaceful Revolution through a historian’s eyes

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An interview with a local historian about the events leading up to the Peaceful Revolution: "When everyone gets behind one goal, you can actually change history."

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Vampire Bat: new anti-fascist hero launches in Leipzig

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"Taking inspiration from abandoned buildings, a complex relationship with capitalism and the physical energy of the city, American artist Christopher Sperandio has found Leipzig to be the perfect city to launch his latest comic, Vampire Bat."

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