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Flee

Flugt
Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Competition for the Audience Award 2021
Documentary Film
Denmark,
France,
Sweden,
Norway
2021
86 minutes
Danish,
Dari,
Russian,
English
subtitles: 
English

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Monica Hellström
Charlotte De La Gournerie
Signe Byrge Sørensen
Shoshi Korman
Janus Billeskov Jansen
Kenneth Ladekjær
Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Amin
Uno Helmerson

For many years, Amin was unable to speak about the experience of his flight. It is only now that he finds the courage to open up to his schoolmate, filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen. From earliest childhood Amin’s life was marked by political unrest in his native country of Afghanistan and soon by growing up without a permanent home. His painful memories are visualized in haunting animations, interwoven with documentary footage.

It’s a well-known fact that flight does not lead from point A to point B and then simply ends. Amin’s story, though, shows how rocky and tortuous it can really be, leading from Afghanistan via Russia, Estonia and a few other stations to Denmark. Only when his life is on a safe track with an upcoming wedding and a good career does he find the strength to talk about what he had to go through to be where he is today. In an almost psychoanalytical setting, the protagonist – lying down – talks about his past. The narrative moves in a spiral between then and now, allowing for frequent respites between the traumatic impressions that the poignant animation makes almost physically tangible. It’s no coincidence that “Flee” has already won multiple awards and is considered an “instant classic” even now.
Kim Busch
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Migration
Family Ties
Doc Alliance Selection 2021
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Gabi, Between Ages 8 and 13 Engeli Broberg
Five years with Gabi, who doesn’t believe that there are any material differences between boys and girls. A sensitive portrait about the challenge of being oneself.
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Gabi, Between Ages 8 and 13

Gabi, mellan åren 8 till 13
Engeli Broberg
Doc Alliance Selection 2021
Documentary Film
Sweden
2021
75 minutes
Swedish,
English
subtitles: 
English

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Engeli Broberg
Anna J Ljungmark
Kari Anne Moe
Gudmundur Gunnarsson
Tommy Olsson
Kalle Lindberg
Engeli Broberg
Sofia Hallgren
Kjetil Schjanderluhr

Gabi, eight years old, isn’t interested in “girl stuff”, but in Lego and football. Many months later, little has changed about this. Nevertheless, Gabi, now in cap and shorts, stands out more. The onset of puberty stirs up fears, raises new questions. Once again Gabi sits at the hairdresser’s and her hair gets a little shorter. The “hairstyle” problem comes up regularly, for her mother would like her daughter to look a little more feminine from time to time. No such luck. Gabi is convinced that there is no difference between boys and girls, apart from a few hormones. Sensitively, Engeli Broberg observes this young person over a period of five years as they try to stay true to themselves.

Carolin Weidner
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Small Worlds, Big People
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.
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Slaves

Slavar
David Aronowitsch, Hanna Heilborn
Re-Visions 2020
Animated Film
Sweden,
Norway,
Denmark
2008
16 minutes
English,
Dinka
subtitles: 
English

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David Aronowitsch
Hanna Heilborn
David Aronowitsch
Hanna Heilborn
Medieoperatørene
Pausefilm ApS
Mats Johansson
Magnus Östergren
Anders Nyström
Peter Albrechtsen

Nine-year-old Abuk and 15-year-old Machiek have survived an ordeal. Like many Southern Sudanese children, they were robbed and enslaved by militias. In 2003, after their liberation, they visited Sweden to talk about their experiences. The authentic sound recording expands into animated space and supplies the voiceover for images of fear and memories in children’s colours.

Ralph Eue
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Zustand der Welt
Kids DOK 2021
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The Voice Break Choir Ina Holmqvist, Martina Carlstedt
Boys who from earliest childhood have sung in a choir have now entered puberty. In the “Voice Break Choir” they wait until their changed voices can be relied on again.
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The Voice Break Choir

Målbrottskören
Ina Holmqvist, Martina Carlstedt
Kids DOK 2021
Documentary Film
Sweden
2021
28 minutes
Swedish
subtitles: 
German Subtitles for deaf and hard-of-hearing

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Ina Holmqvist
Martina Carlstedt
Martina Carlstedt
Ina Holmqvist
Martina Carlstedt
Ina Holmqvist
Matti Kentrschynskyj
Ina Holmqvist
Martina Carlstedt
Ted Krotkiewski
Per Egland

Boys who from earliest childhood have sung in a choir have now entered puberty. They have to wait in the “Voice Break Choir” until their voices can be relied on again – in order to continue singing with the men. In interviews and impromptu songs, they describe personal changes and searches for identity. A film about the threshold between being a boy and becoming a man.

Lina Dinkla
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Redistribution and Having a Say
Sense and Being