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L.B.J.

Documentary Film
Cuba
1968
18 minutes
subtitles: 
Spanish
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
ICAIC
Santiago Álvarez
Leo Brouwer, Pablo Milanés
Norma Torrado, Idalberto Gálvez
José Pepìn Rodríguez, Adalberto Hernández
Santiago Álvarez
Santiago Álvarez
Lyndon B. Johnson, also known as L.B.J., politician of the Democratic Party of the United States of America, Vice President under John F. Kennedy and his successor after the latter was assassinated. L.B.J. was also responsible for the first deployment of American troops to Vietnam in 1965. A film about Lyndon B. Johnson then? No doubt, but rather indirectly. Directly, Santiago Álvarez’s film seems like a pop pamphlet about assassination as the ultima ratio of U.S. politics in the 1960s. And suddenly L.B.J. reads quite differently, with L like (Martin) Luther (King), B like Bobby (Kennedy) and J like John (F. Kennedy).

Ralph Eue

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Onironauta

Documentary Film
Cuba,
Germany
2019
21 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Valerie-Malin Schmid, KHM Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, EICTV
Valerie-Malin Schmid
Joel Jaffe, Mira Rachel Hanak
Natalia Medina Leiva, David Aguilera Cogollo, Valerie-Malin Schmid
Rita Schwarze, Valerie-Malin Schmid
Henning Hein, Janis Ahnert, Marek Forreiter, Matthias Rohde
Rambling through Havana, the Afro-Cuban poet Omar reflects on memories and farewells, patriotism and censorship, his mythical verses blending the past and the present. It is the portrait of a poet and of an isolated island state, recorded in seemingly timeless everyday observations in words and images, filmed on 16 mm stock.

Frederik Lang

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.