Film Archive

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Ent-grenzt: Fernsehen von nebenan. Sächsisches Lokalfernsehen 1990 bis 1995

Presentation
Germany
1990
90 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
various
In the Erzgebirge a West German “investor” calls the residents „natives“ who had better decide whether they want his money. The Leipzig Round Table rejects Coca Cola as a sponsor for a music event. In Görlitz a young city councillor botches a “Waiters’ Contest”. In Laubusch a minister observes the arrival of the first German expats from the Ukraine in Direct Cinema style. Images that can’t be found in any public television archive: local television reports. The camera is close and everywhere, the unbiased interviewers are neighbours of their viewers and themselves involved in the processes they record, calling for feedback and taking up a position.

Judith Kretzschmar, Rüdiger Steinmetz

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.

Retrospective
Es werde Stadt! Dominik Graf, Martin Farkas

Half a century of the Grimme Television Prize as an occasion for some critical and polemical reflections on two times twenty-five years of Federal German (television) history.

Es werde Stadt!

Documentary Film
Germany
2014
154 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Megaherz TV Fernsehproduktion GmbH
Dominik Graf, Martin Farkas
Florian van Volxem
Martin Farkas, Roman Schauerte
Rolf Wilhelm
Dominik Graf, Martin Farkas
Jeanette Hain, Philipp Moog, Martin Umbach
Half a century of the Grimme Television Prize as an occasion for some critical and polemical reflections on two times twenty-five years of Federal German (television) history.

Olaf Möller

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.

Retrospective
News & Stories: Veränderung ist das Salz des Vergnügens Alexander Kluge

A typically laconic Kluge report about Einar Schleef’s scandalous production of Rolf Hochhuth’s scandalous play “Wessis in Weimar: Scenes from an Occupied Country”.

News & Stories: Veränderung ist das Salz des Vergnügens

Documentary Film
Germany
1993
45 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
dctp – Entwicklungsgesellschaft für TV Programm mbH
Alexander Kluge
Walter Lenertz
Alexander Kluge, Einar Schleef
Michael Kurz
A typically laconic Kluge report about Einar Schleef’s scandalous production of Rolf Hochhuth’s scandalous play “Wessis in Weimar: Scenes from an Occupied Country”.

Olaf Möller

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.

Retrospective
1989 – Lieder unserer Heimat. Himmlischer Frieden Schwarwel

Episode from a series of animated films about the fall of the Berlin Wall and the peaceful revolution.

1989 – Lieder unserer Heimat. Himmlischer Frieden

Animated Film
Germany
2017
4 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Sandra Strauß, Schwarwel
Schwarwel
Schwarwel
Schwarwel, Dirk Reddig, Sara Bock, Laura Wempen
Schwarwel
Schwarwel
Episode from a series of animated films about the fall of the Berlin Wall and the peaceful revolution. Here and elsewhere. Questions of personal courage and resistance. Elsewhere and here.

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.

Retrospective
1989 – Lieder unserer Heimat. Ich liebe – ich liebe doch alle. Schwarwel

Episode from a series of animated films about the fall of the Berlin Wall and the peaceful revolution: Erich Mielke.

1989 – Lieder unserer Heimat. Ich liebe – ich liebe doch alle.

Animated Film
Germany
2017
3 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Sandra Strauß, Schwarwel
Schwarwel
Schwarwel
Schwarwel, Dirk Reddig, Sara Bock
Schwarwel
Schwarwel
Episode from a series of animated films about the fall of the Berlin Wall and the peaceful revolution. Erich Mielke (1907–2000) is completely lost as he wanders through the new era and declares his love for the people. He is surrounded by the rubble of the fallen GDR and his former Ministry for State Security.

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.

Die Moskauer Prozesse

Documentary Film
Germany
2014
86 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Arne Birkenstock
Milo Rau
Markus Tomsche
Lena Rem
Jens Baudisch
In 2013, the director Milo Rau re-enacted two trials of the Russian state against artistic freedom at Moscow's Sakharov Centre. He supplemented the "historical" project - about the trials against the shows "Caution! Religion" (2003) and "Forbidden Art" (2010) - with the Pussy Riot "case" (2012) which not only drew incredible attention to his production, but also transformed a theatrical exhumation into an open-heart surgery.

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.

Tod im Kreml

Documentary Film
Germany
1996
44 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Rainer Ackermann (Brandenburger Filmbetrieb), MDR
Eduard Schreiber, Regine Kühn
Lutz Glandien
Maxim Tarassjugin
René Schmal
Michael Christian
Almost all of the Soviet leaders were filmed after they had died, from Lenin to Brezhnev. This historical reportage depicts a bygone era from the perspective of its funeral rites.

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.

Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body

Documentary Film
France,
Germany,
Serbia
2013
62 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Marta Popivoda
Christian Obermaier, Jakov Munižaba
Nataša Damnjanović
Ana Vujanović, Marta Popivoda
Jakov Munižaba
An essay film that explores how ideology staged itself in the public space of former Yugoslavia through mass choreography.

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.

Retrospective
Die Grenze Franz Winzentsen

The victors have reinforced Germany’s internal border on the map with endlessly renewed pencil markings, and their eraser has worn itself out. A graphical experiment.

Die Grenze

Animated Film
Germany
1995
3 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Franz Winzentsen
Jens Peter Ostendorf
Franz Winzentsen
Franz Winzentsen
Franz Winzentsen
Franz Winzentsen
Uwe Knott, Lutz Homann
Franz Winzentsen
The victors have reinforced Germany’s internal border on the map with endlessly renewed pencil markings, and their eraser has worn itself out. A graphical experiment.

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.

Retrospective
Grauguß Peter Badel, Dieter Chill

1990: a year of uncertainty. What effect did the restructuring of the job market have on the employees of GISAG AG, a traditional foundry in Leipzig? A raw and unpolished documentary that is very rarely shown.

Grauguß

Documentary Film
Germany
1990
29 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Roman Gustke
Peter Badel, Dieter Chill
Peter Badel, Dieter Chill
1990: a year of uncertainty. What effect did the restructuring of the job market have on the employees of GISAG AG, a traditional foundry in Leipzig? A raw and unpolished documentary that is very rarely shown.

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.

Retrospective
Jorge – Tod eines Vertragsarbeiters Matthias Heeder, Monika Hielscher

The film reconstructs the violent death of a Mozambican who was thrown off a tram in Dresden in 1991, and attempts to piece together his life. A xenophobia that reared its new and ugly head directly after reunification. Depressingly topical.

Jorge – Tod eines Vertragsarbeiters

Documentary Film
Germany
1994
84 minutes
subtitles: 
German
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Martha Stern
Matthias Heeder, Monika Hielscher
Machira
Robert Berghoff
Margot Neubert-Maric
Matthias Heeder, Monika Hielscher
Lars Wendt
The film reconstructs the violent death of a Mozambican who was thrown off a tram in Dresden in 1991, and attempts to piece together his life. A xenophobia that reared its new and ugly head directly after reunification. Depressingly topical.

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.

Retrospective
Rodina heißt Heimat Helga Reidemeister

In 1991, West German director Helga Reidemeister seized the opportunity to get to know the Soviet soldiers and their families stationed in the Meiningen Garrison.

Rodina heißt Heimat

Documentary Film
Germany
1992
114 minutes
subtitles: 
German
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Ziegler Film, ZDF, Arte
Helga Reidemeister
Andi Brauer
Peter van den Reek, Thomas Keller, Axel Brandt
Ursula West
Helga Reidemeister
Katharina Geinitz, Klaus Klingler, Andreas Mücke-Niesytka, Evelyn Schmidt
In 1991, West German director Helga Reidemeister seized the opportunity to get to know the Soviet soldiers and their families stationed in the Meiningen Garrison. She accompanies them back to their homeland, which is no longer the same. The collapse of an empire and the consequences for people.

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.

Negativnächte

Documentary Film
Germany,
Hungary
1996
28 minutes
subtitles: 
German
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
HFF „Konrad Wolf“, Balázs Béla Stúdió
Susanne Schüle, István Imreh, Robert Laatz
Attila Grandpierre, Viktor Lois, László Waszlawik
Susanne Schüle, István Imreh, Robert Laatz
Susanne Schüle, István Imreh, Robert Laatz

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.

Zurück ins Leben

Documentary Film
Germany
1948
15 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
DEFA-Kulturfilmproduktion
Werner Bergmann
Friedrich-Karl Grimm
Werner Bergmann
Werner Bergmann

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.

Retrospective
Berlin, 2. Juni 1967 Thomas Giefer, Hans-Rüdiger Minow

Footage of the protests against Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi Shahansha’s visit to West Berlin, which ended in Karl-Heinz Kurras’s fatal shooting of Benno Ohnesorg. A pivotal work for...

Berlin, 2. Juni 1967

Documentary Film
Germany
1967
46 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Thomas Giefer, Hans-Rüdiger Minow
Skip Norman
Thomas Giefer, Hans-Rüdiger Minow
Footage of the protests against Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi Shahansha’s visit to West Berlin, which ended in Karl-Heinz Kurras’s fatal shooting of Benno Ohnesorg. A pivotal work for the understanding of every potential for resistance that evolved in the Federal Republic after that date.

Olaf Möller

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.

Retrospective
Die Erklärung des ersten Kapitels Luce das doch eyn yeder lernte mit eynem halb aug sehen Andreas Goldstein

20 years ago this Easter, the Bischofferode potash miners tried to fight against the state’s post-reunification politics ...

Die Erklärung des ersten Kapitels Luce das doch eyn yeder lernte mit eynem halb aug sehen

Documentary Film
Germany
1999
36 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Ute Hirschberg, Holger Lochau
Andreas Goldstein
Hanns Eisler
Axel Schneppat
Elke von Sivers, Jörg Nußbaum
Thomas Müntzer
Gunnar Schlafmann
Volker Tancke
20 years ago this Easter, the Bischofferode potash miners tried to fight against the state’s post-reunification politics. This uprising took place in a landscape steeped in history: Thomas Müntzer fought here. Andreas Goldstein draws the appropriate parallels and conclusions in his work.

Olaf Möller

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.