Film Archive

Retrospective
Czechoslovakia 1918–1968 Robert Fresco, Denis Sanders

Produced by US government agencies but published against the express will of the political and intelligence service leaders of the US.

Czechoslovakia 1918–1968

Documentary Film
USA
1969
14 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Robert Fresco, Denis Sanders
Robert Fresco, Denis Sanders
Charles Bernstein
Marvin Walowitz
Robert Fresco, Denis Sanders
Norman Gollin
Produced by US government agencies but published against the express will of the political and intelligence service leaders of the US.

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.

Mickey Mouse in Vietnam

Animated Film
USA
1968
2 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Milton Glaser
Lee Savage
In a war, young men are recruited: even the most famous mouse in the world.

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.

Oratorio for Prague

Documentary Film
France,
USA,
ČSSR
1968
29 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Claude Berri, Jean-Pierre Rassam
Jan Němec
Ladislav Štaidl
Stanislav Szomolányi
The major key of enthusiasm turns into the minor key of crushed hopes in this film, shot clandestinely and smuggled abroad.

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.

Black Panthers

Documentary Film
France,
USA
1968
28 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Agnès Varda
David Myers, Agnès Varda
Paddy Monk
Paul Oppenheim, James Steward
Agnès Varda described her film as an inflammatory reportage: In the summer of 1968, the Black Panthers held several demonstrations in Oakland to raise awareness about the trial of Huey Newton (1942–1989), a co-founder of the party.

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.

Scared Very Scared

Documentary Film
USA
2017
7 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jay Rosenblatt (Locomotion Films)
Jay Rosenblatt
An electrifying meditation by Jay Rosenblatt about Donald Trump's (born 1946) first year in power. A recommendation for therapy does not seem absurd. The only question is whom this recommendation should be made to.

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.

National Hunger March

Documentary Film
USA
1931
12 minutes
subtitles: 
English Captions
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Studiya Meshrabpom
Under president Hoover, whose relief campaigns of the early 1920s made him popular, unbridled capitalism and stock exchange speculation led to a crash, dramatic wage cuts, mass unemployment and ultimately to the Great Depression. This early American social documentary shows the long march across the US to Washington to demand winter relief and unemployment insurance, undertaken by black and white delegates of the unemployed in December 1931. Since 1922, Workers’ International Relief had brought individual Russian and German films by IAH colleagues to the States. Together with “The Passaic Textile Strike” (Samuel Russak, USA 1926), this film about the hunger march constituted the beginning of a nationwide self-organised proletarian film movement – again and again the topic was hunger ...
– Alexander Schwarz

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.