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1977 Peque Varela

The game of life is about playing a role. The best actor wins. There are rules for girls and boys, women and men. But what happens if you’re not allowed to play because you don’t fit in?

1977

Documentary Film
Spain,
UK
2007
8 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Gavin Humphries
Peque Varela
Natalie Holt
Neus Ollé-Soronellas
Fiona De Souza
Alejandra Jimenez, R. Vetusto, Kaori Hamilton
Peque Varela
Chu-li Shewring
The game of life is about playing a role. The best actor wins. There are rules for girls and boys, women and men. But what happens if you’re not allowed to play because you don’t fit in? How it feels to break out and make your own rules.

---Kim Busch

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.

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Bite Size Corbin Billings

Davion, Emily and Moy from America are overweight and want to lose weight. A vicious circle of mobbing and self-hatred – fighting and occasionally winning.

Bite Size

Documentary Film
USA
2014
80 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Andrew Galdi, Greta McAnany, Eric Gallegos, Joshua Lipton
Corbin Billings
Michael Kramer
Joshua Lipton
Tchavdar Georgiev, Corbin Billings
Corbin Billings
Xander Lott
Like an increasing number of children and adolescents (not just) in the U.S., Davion, Emily and Moy are overweight. Despite coming from different backgrounds, their lives are similar: a vicious circle of mobbing, self-hatred, recriminations, health problems and the wish to be thinner. The film brings home the fact that this disease is only the symptom of a troubled nutritional culture and unstable family structures, and the young people’s fight against their own body.

---Kim Busch

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.

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Girl Model David Redmon, Ashley Sabin

A mass casting in Siberia. 13-year-old Nadya has made it, she’s going to be a model, departing for a new world. A rare insight into a business, beyond model casting shows.

Girl Model

Documentary Film
Ireland
2011
78 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
David Redmon, Ashley Sabin, Carnivalesque Films
David Redmon, Ashley Sabin
Matthew Dougherty, Eric Taxier
David Redmon, Ashley Sabin
David Redmon, Ashley Sabin
There’s a lot of nothing in Siberia. It’s as vast as the hopes of many families for their young daughters’ careers. Lured by promises of salvation they flock to the mass castings of international model agencies. This is where we meet the former model Ashley, who has lived through all the ups and downs of the industry and now works as a scout who recruits girls. Among them is 13-year-old Nadya, whom we follow into a world where nothing is worth more than youth, innocence, and a certain beauty ideal.

Kim Busch

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.

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My Dearest F#cking Phone Eef Hilgers

Claudia is 14 and doesn’t think she’s photogenic. Every day her friends post pretty photos of themselves on the Web. A major part of these girls’ lives happens on the social networks, where it’s all about how many friends you have and how many likes you get for your selfie.

My Dearest F#cking Phone

Documentary Film
Netherlands
2015
16 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Hasse van Nunen, Renko Douze
Eef Hilgers
Erik Griekspoor
Myrthe Mosterman, Christian Paulussen
Daan Wijdeveld
Marcel Ooms
Erik Schuring, Jillis Schriel
Claudia is 14 and doesn’t think she’s photogenic. Every day her friends post pretty photos of themselves on the Web. A major part of these girls’ lives happens on the social networks, where it’s all about how many friends you have and how many likes you get for your selfie. At last the holidays have come, with no Internet access …

Kim Busch

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.

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T-Rex Drea Cooper, Zackary Canepari

Claressa is 17 and a professional boxer. In 2012 she represented the U.S. at the Olympics. But the real fights are waiting for her outside the ring – a young woman in a men’s world.

T-Rex

Documentary Film
USA
2015
89 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Sue Jaye Johnson, Bianca Darville, Gary Kout, Drea Cooper, Zackary Canepari
Drea Cooper, Zackary Canepari
Matthew Joynt, Nathan Sandberg
Drea Cooper, Zackary Canepari
Jean Kawahara, Drea Cooper
Claressa’s nickname is T-Rex. She is 17 years old and a professional boxer, and that’s not the only thing that makes her an exotic bird in this male dominated sport. In 2012, women’s boxing finally became an Olympic sport and so she, the underdog, got to represent the U.S. as one of three athletes. Between the challenges of growing up and her tough physical training she develops a ready wit and more self-confidence – but the real fights are waiting for her outside the ring.

Kim Busch

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.

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This Chair Is Not Me Andy Taylor Smith

Alan loves to dance. He likes to be among people and used to be very lonely. He can talk about it now that a language module translates his thoughts into a computer voice.

This Chair Is Not Me

Documentary Film
UK
2013
10 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Blair Barnette, Tina Pawlik
Andy Taylor Smith
Samuel Karl Bohn
Andy Taylor Smith
Jonathan Stenton
Andy Taylor Smith
Grant Bridgeman
Alan loves to dance. He likes to be among people and used to be very lonely. He can talk about it now that a language module translates his thoughts into a computer voice. He has had a deficiency of the nervous system and motor functions since he was a child, he’s in a wheelchair. And, like he said, Alan loves to dance.

---Kim Busch

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.