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Lift Like a Girl

Documentary Film
Egypt,
Germany,
Denmark
2020
95 minutes

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Mayye Zayed
Mayye Zayed
Anke Petersen
Anna Bolster
Eva Klöcker
Claudia Tronnier
The Getty Images ARRAY Grant
Arab Fund For Arts & Culture (AFAC)
HotDocs - Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund
International Media Support (IMS)
The Danish-Arab Partnership Programme The Danish Egyptian Dialogue Initiative (DEDI)
Samir Nabil
Andromeda Film AG
Kristoffer Salting
Brian Dyrby
Mayye Zayed
Sara Abdallah
Mayye Zayed
Mohamad Elhadidi
Anna Bolster
Mayye Zayed
Marian Mentrup
On a busy, noisy, high-traffic street corner in Alexandria, Egypt, a seemingly vacant corner lot surrounded by chain link fencing is the training site of Egypt’s most elite champions – the female weightlifters.
Zebiba (Arabic for “raisin”) has been training at the site for five years, since she was 9, following in the footsteps of Egypt’s most famous athletes of all time – including the first Arab, female, two-time Olympic medalist Abeer Abdel Rahman, and World champion and Olympic athlete Nahla Ramadan. Nahla’s father, the visionary Captain Ramadan, has bred champions, female champions, from his makeshift corner–lot training site for over two decades – 4 Olympic, 9 World and 17 Pan African champions.
Now it is Zebiba’s turn. But can Zebiba put aside her youthful instincts, and direct her focus to be the weightlifting champion the Captain is sure she is?
Kids DOK 2020
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Long, Live, Love Sine Skibsholt
Rose is a teenager who fights with her mother and, for the second time, against cancer. She records everything in her diary: good and bad moments, photos, memories, drawings.
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Long, Live, Love

Documentary Film
Denmark
2020
78 minutes

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Sine Skibsholt
Helle Faber
Kim Christiansen
Camilla Markvardsen
Anne Marie Kürstein
Sine Skibsholt
Ina Lindgreen
Rebekka Lønqvist
Thomas Arent
Martin Juel Dirkov
A young adult film about figuring out who you are in this chaos called life. On top of that, there is a degree of seriousness to Rosemarie’s life, for which she is much too young. She has been diagnosed with cancer, and although the doctors say she will survive, the long treatment leaves a mark on her young life. Not least with regards to her relationship with her mother, whose affection and attention suffocates her. At the same time, Rosemarie gets the feeling that she cannot really reach her mother who is guarding her emotions out of fear of losing her daughter. The film follows Rosemarie’s struggle to move forward with her life – with school and friends – but also to get the rest of her family to move on with theirs.
Re-Visions 2020
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Slaves David Aronowitsch, Hanna Heilborn
Two Southern Sudanese children look back at their experiences of slavery. The authentic 2003 sound recording expands into an animated space in children’s colours.