Film Archive

DOK Neuland
Traveling While Black Roger Ross Williams, Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël, Ayesha Nadarajah

Published between 1936 and 1966, the “Green Book” was a survival guide for African-American U.S. citizens, recommending safe places to avoid racist hostility on domestic journeys.

2018

Traveling While Black

360° Film
USA
2018
21 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Felix & Paul Studios
Roger Ross Williams, Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël, Ayesha Nadarajah
Jason Moran
Headspace
Published between 1936 and 1966, the “Green Book” was a survival guide for African-American U.S. citizens, recommending safe places to avoid racist hostility on domestic journeys. “Ben’s Chili Bowl” has been among those recommendations since 1958. The intimate corners of this Washington restaurant become spaces of reflection for the racist degradation existing even today.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann

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.

Denoise

360°-Film
Italy,
Switzerland,
USA
2017
15 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Federico Biasin
Giorgio Ferrero, Federico Biasin
Giorgio Ferrero, Rodolfo Mongitore
Fabrizio Cyreck, Giorgio Ferrero, Federico Biasin
Filippo Vallegra
Giorgio Ferrero, Rodolfo Mongitore
Giorgio Ferrero
A Texas oil field, the engine room of an ocean freighter, an anechoic room, a waste incineration plant – contrasting sceneries that are connected by the protagonists of this 360° collage film. They lead lonely lives, far removed from our own lifestyle. The quiet of the free field chamber clashes with the roaring of the engine room, but ultimately it’s all one.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann

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.

HOMO DIGITALIS – Wie lange sind wir noch Mensch?

(none)
Austria,
France,
Germany,
Japan,
UK,
USA
2017
60 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Andreas Martin, Dietmar Lyssy, Marcus Uhl
Christiane Miethge, Nils Otte
Kyrill Ahlvers, Tenzin Sherpa
Tim Sprado
Anna Hunger
Dagmar Petrus, Maik Siegle
Helen Fares
Thomas Sessner, Mustafa Isik (BR), Katja Ferwagner, Katja Dünnebacke, Aurélie Marx, Annina Zwettler (ARTE), Siegfried Steinlechner (ORF)
Miriam Mogge, Bernd Paulus, Max Karadeniz
Benny Nero
Phuoc Le, Lena Fischer
Christiane Miethge
Bernd Paulus, Phuoc Le, Lena Fischer
Anna Hunger, Sven Schulz
We live in times of upheaval. More and more technical innovations are part of our everyday life. But how dependent do we want to be? Or are we already addicted? Will there be a time when we have nothing but digital friendships, sex with robots, when we hack our own bodies? The transmedia project “HOMO DIGITALIS” consists of a documentary web series and a self testing game. How does the digital revolution affect us human beings? Does it turn Homo sapiens into a new species – Homo digitalis?

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.

Notes to My Father

(none)
India,
USA
2017
11 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Amy Seidenwurm, Paula Cuneo, Joanne Sprague, Tiffany Kieran
Jayisha Patel
Jo Paterson
Dalton Gaudin
Quan Tran
Jayisha Patel
Vineet Vashishtha
Sneha Jawale
“We never talked about what happened to me there. But the truth is darker than any memory could be. So black that its silence haunts me. How do you go on living when you’ve played dead to escape reality for such a long time?”

This delicate 360-degree film takes us to India, into the life and memories of Ramadevi, a woman sold to sex traffickers under cover of an arranged marriage. She is one of the few who escaped the brothel and were reunited with their families. This piece is dedicated to her father, who gave away his daughter in the belief that he was giving her a better life.



DOK Neuland Audience Award

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.

The Maribor Uprisings: A Live Participatory Film

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Maple Razsa, Joslyn Barnes
Maple Razsa, Milton Guillén
Tamarah Povh, Marko Lük, Jernej Mažgon
Milton Guillén
Mary Lampson, Milton Guillén
Maple Razsa, Andrej Kurnik
Kevin T. Allen, Ernst Karel
Iva Krajnc, Tibor Pandur
Liz Edwards
Arne Norris
“Twice we went into the streets. Twice the police drove us away. Twice the news media embedded behind the police lines portrayed us all as hooligans and criminals. Things looked different on our side of the police line.” The viewers find themselves in the middle of the third Maribor uprising in Slovenia. Stay on “Freedom Square” and protest peacefully with the others? Or put banners and whistles aside to have your hands free for a rougher form of protest? This participatory film forces its viewers again and again to choose – experienced individually in the exhibition and as a cinema experience with collective voting.

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.

DOK Neuland
The Maribor Uprisings: A Live Participatory Film Maple Razsa, Milton Guillén

The viewers find themselves in the middle of the third Maribor uprising in Slovenia. Stay on “Freedom Square” and protest peacefully with the others?

The Maribor Uprisings: A Live Participatory Film

Documentary Film
USA
2017
90 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Maple Razsa, Joslyn Barnes
Maple Razsa, Milton Guillén
Tamara Povh, Marko Lük, Jernej Mažgon
Milton Guillén
Mary Lampson, Milton Guillén
Maple Razsa, Andrej Kurnik
Kevin T. Allen, Ernst Karel
Iva Krajnc, Tibor Pandur
Liz Edwards
Arne Norris
“Twice we went into the streets. Twice the police drove us away. Twice the news media embedded behind the police lines portrayed us all as hooligans and criminals. Things looked different on our side of the police line.” The viewers find themselves in the middle of the third Maribor uprising in Slovenia. Stay on “Freedom Square” and protest peacefully with the others? Or put banners and whistles aside to have your hands free for a rougher form of protest? This participatory film forces its viewers again and again to choose – experienced individually in the exhibition and as a cinema experience with collective voting.

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.

DOK Neuland
Reimagine Belonging

Who are we? Where do we come from? “Reimagining Belonging” is a complex multimedia project which presents the different lives and routines of people with an immigrant background in New York and Berlin.

Reimagine Belonging

(none)
Germany,
USA
2015
480 minutes
subtitles: 
English
German
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Christina Antonakos-Wallace
Olga Gerstenberger, Regina Knoll, Serkan Demiral, Manjiri Palicha, Lotti Schulz, Rachel Landry, Anna Baker
Ruslan Komjakov, Sergei Sapozhnikov, Alois Riezler
Ruslan Komjakov, Verena Snurer
Who are we? Where do we come from? “Reimagining Belonging” is a complex multimedia project which presents the different lives and routines of people with an immigrant background in New York and Berlin. Timed just right for the current debates, we also learn how global migration movements have changed and keep changing society in America and Europe.

The project was part of the first DOK Leipzig Net Lab in 2012 and is regularly supplemented with new interviews.

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.