DOK Leipzig 30. Oktober – 5. November 2017
60. Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm
DOK Leipzig 30 October – 5 November 2017
60th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
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DEFA Sponsoring Prize

for an outstanding German documentary film



DEFA Sponsoring Prize for an outstanding German documentary film

Generation Kunduz – Der Krieg der Anderen (Generation Kunduz – The War of the Others) by Martin Gerner (Germany)

 

The Sponsoring Prize of the DEFA Foundation which is endowed with 4 000 Euro has been awarded at this year's 54th Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film to Martin Gerner for his film "Generation Kunduz – The War of the Others".

Kunduz – a region in Northern Afghanistan. The war is omnipresent, but there is something else: Hope and the firm will to bring about changes. Young women fight against patriarchal structures and for more recognition as well as better education. Artists produce a romantic movie which also has an educational mission. A student-volunteer helps preparing the elections.

Martin Gerner documents the situation in a crisis-ridden area without resorting to the typical clichés. He shows strong young Afghan women and men who are brave enough to break the rules of a rigid society even without outside help. It is a young generation on their way into a new era. It is the others that make war

 

Find additional information on the film here.