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Girl Against Gravity Jens Pedersen

Eleven-year-old Erdenchimeg already has a stressful day. In addition to doing housework to help her mother she also attends a Mongolian school of acrobatics.

Girl Against Gravity

Documentary Film
Denmark
2017
21 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Maria Stevnbak Westergren
Jens Pedersen
Halfdan E.
Jens Pedersen
Jesper Osmund
Hans Møller
Eleven-year-old Erdenchimeg already has a stressful day. In addition to doing housework to help her mother she also attends a Mongolian school of acrobatics. She wants to be a contortionist. But unlike her fellow students, she must ensure the future of the whole family with her desired career. Despite the enormous pressure, Erdenchimeg doesn’t give up.

Kim Busch

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.

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Horse Fever Jens Pedersen

12-year-old Daniar lives in the middle of the vast expanses of Kyrgyzstan. For the first time, his father gives him the big task of breaking in a horse.

Horse Fever

Documentary Film
Denmark
2017
20 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Maria Stevnbak Westergren
Jens Pedersen
Halfdan E
Jens Pedersen
Jesper Osmond
Jens Pedersen
Hans Møller
12-year-old Daniar lives in the middle of the vast expanses of Kyrgyzstan. For the first time, his father gives him the big task of breaking in a horse.

Lina Dinkla

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.

Poonam’s Fortune

Documentary Film
Denmark
2017
20 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Maria Stevnbak Westergreen
Jens Pedersen
Halfdan E
Jens Pedersen
Jesper Osmund
Jens Pedersen
Hans Møller
It’s hard for us to imagine, but in Nepal people usually marry at a very young age. Poonam is 14 and preparing for her upcoming wedding.

Lina Dinkla

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.

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Asylum Child. Tefik, When You Fall, You Get Back up Again Jannik Hastrup

10-year-old Tefik likes to ride his bicycle. There’s not much more to do, because he lives in a Danish home for asylum seekers with his parents. He is haunted by the ghosts of the past.

2014

Asylum Child. Tefik, When You Fall, You Get Back up Again

Animadoc
Denmark
2014
10 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Marie Bro
Jannik Hastrup
Fuzzy
Sandra Desmazières
Jannik Hastrup
Jannik Hastrup
Niels Arild
10-year-old Tefik likes to ride his bicycle. There’s not much more to do, because he lives in a Danish home for asylum seekers with his parents. He is haunted by the ghosts of the past: at school in Kosovo he was called a gipsy and the family were threatened.

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.

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Roommate Wanted – Dead or Alive Lærke Kromann, David Crisp

It is a little creepy when you suddenly hold your roommate’s head in your hand, when all he wants is to do everything right. It’s just not easy to have a zombie for a roommate. But not boring either.

Roommate Wanted – Dead or Alive

Animated Film
Denmark
2015
7 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Michelle Nardone
Lærke Kromann, David Crisp
Mathias Winum
Lærke Kromann
Lærke Kromann
Anne Moth Larsen, Lea Bøje, Jane Langkilde Madsen, Jonas B. Mikkelsen
Lærke Kromann, David Crisp
Mathias Winum, Mira Falk, Thomas Christensen
It is a little creepy when you suddenly hold your roommate’s head in your hand, when all he wants is to do everything right. It’s just not easy to have a zombie for a roommate. But not boring either.

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.

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Asadagha's Heart Jens Pedersen

Ever since American soldiers killed Asadagha’s parents, he had to take care of his brothers and sisters alone. Now they are kicked out of their uncle’s house and Asadagha wants only one thing: to become a fighter.

Asadagha's Heart

Documentary Film
Denmark
2013
17 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jakob Gottschau
Jens Pedersen
Paul Lawler
Taj Mohammad Bakhtari
Jesper Osmund, Jens Pedersen
Jens Pedersen, Taj Mohammad Bakhtari
Ever since American soldiers killed Asadagha’s parents, he had to take care of his brothers and sisters alone. Now they are kicked out of their uncle’s house and Asadagha wants only one thing: to become a fighter and get his revenge. But there are people who show him another path, and a nice girl …

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.

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Faridullahs Day Off Jens Pedersen

Faridullah and his sister have to rise at dawn to work hard at a brick factory. But one day they use the bricks to build their dream house, leave their jobs and imagine what it would be like to be a child like any other …

Faridullahs Day Off

Documentary Film
Denmark
2013
17 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jakob Gottschau
Jens Pedersen
Paul Lawler
Taj Mohammad Bakhtari
Jesper Osmund, Jens Pedersen
Jens Pedersen, Taj Mohammad Bakhtari
Faridullah and his sister have to rise at dawn to work hard at a brick factory. But one day they use the bricks to build their dream house, leave their jobs and imagine what it would be like to be a child like any other …

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.

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Layla's Melody Jens Pedersen

Girls are married at eleven. Girls who make music are killed by the Taliban militia. This is why Layla was forced to leave her village to live in a children’s home in the capital.

Layla's Melody

Documentary Film
Denmark
2013
17 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jakob Gottschau
Jens Pedersen
Paul Lawler
Taj Mohammad Bakhtari
Jesper Osmund, Jens Pedersen
Jens Pedersen, Taj Mohammad Bakhtari
Girls are married at eleven. Girls who make music are killed by the Taliban militia. This is why Layla was forced to leave her village to live in a children’s home in the capital. Now she must choose: stay at music school or go back to her mother – and no more music.

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.

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Machgan's Resolve Jens Pedersen

She wants to become a teacher, but for now Machgan must support her family by selling chewing gum in the streets. If only her father wasn’t a junkie and had a job!

Machgan's Resolve

Documentary Film
Denmark
2013
17 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jakob Gottschau
Jens Pedersen
Paul Lawler
Taj Mohammad Bakhtari
Jesper Osmund, Jens Pedersen
Jens Pedersen, Taj Mohammad Bakhtari
She wants to become a teacher, but for now Machgan must support her family by selling chewing gum in the streets. If only her father wasn’t a junkie and had a job! Machgan takes a tough decision that is to change her own and her family’s life.

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.

Ride of Passage

Animated Film
Denmark
2012
5 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Michelle Nardone, The Animation Workshop
Christian Bøving-Andersen
Pablo Pico
Christian Bøving-Andersen, Eva Lee Wallberg, Casper Michelsen, Tina Lykke Thorn
Christian Bøving-Andersen
Toki’s tribe expects him to bring home the head of the biggest animal possible. In return, he will receive honor and respect. However, this does not turn out as planned. With the help of a colorful new friend, he achieves something much bigger.

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.