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Jahr

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77sqm_9:26min

Documentary Film
UK
2017
29 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Forensic Architecture
Forensic Architecture
The investigations of the London-based Forensic Architecture collective are always based on two premises: First, state violence leaves traces. Second, decision makers have the power to erase these traces. Their reconstruction of the NSU’s murder of Halit Yozgat was one of the most spectacular works of documenta 14 and nominated for the Turner Prize. The method of their counter investigations: digital modelling, audio analysis, timeline comparisons. Their goal: synthesizing an incident in a precisely defined space-time continuum. Here: What happened on 6 April 2006 within a time span of 9 minutes and 26 seconds in a room of 77 square metres?

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.

Der schwarze Kasten

Documentary Film
Germany
1992
95 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Wolfgang Pfeiffer Filmproduktion, Max Film, WDR
Tamara Trampe, Johann Feindt
Johann Feindt
Sybille Windt
Tamara Trampe, Joahnn Feindt
A straightforward dispute. It started in 1990 with a reading of the writer Jürgen Fuchs from memory records of his detention in a Stasi prison. A listener stood up and said: “I’m one of the people you describe. But nobody talks to us.” Tamara Trampe and Johann Feindt subjected themselves to the experience of letting him, the other, talk: conversations in front of the camera, shortly after reunification, with a lecturer in “Operative Psychology” at the university of the Ministry for State Security. He was interested in people, had wished for more “humane” methods of interrogation, he says. Beyond that not a word of regret.

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.

L.B.J.

Documentary Film
Cuba
1968
18 minutes
subtitles: 
Spanish
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
ICAIC
Santiago Álvarez
Leo Brouwer, Pablo Milanés
Norma Torrado, Idalberto Gálvez
José Pepìn Rodríguez, Adalberto Hernández
Santiago Álvarez
Santiago Álvarez
Lyndon B. Johnson, also known as L.B.J., politician of the Democratic Party of the United States of America, Vice President under John F. Kennedy and his successor after the latter was assassinated. L.B.J. was also responsible for the first deployment of American troops to Vietnam in 1965. A film about Lyndon B. Johnson then? No doubt, but rather indirectly. Directly, Santiago Álvarez’s film seems like a pop pamphlet about assassination as the ultima ratio of U.S. politics in the 1960s. And suddenly L.B.J. reads quite differently, with L like (Martin) Luther (King), B like Bobby (Kennedy) and J like John (F. Kennedy).

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.

Symposium
Noch einmal Mario Pfeifer

The artist Mario Pfeifer and the Saxony town of Arnsdorf: in summer of 2016, residents tied up an asylum seeker with cable ties because they thought he was violent.

Noch einmal

Documentary Film
Germany
2018
38 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Mario Pfeifer (blackboardfilms)
Mario Pfeifer
Kamran Sadeghi
Stephan Burchardt
Mario Pfeifer, Alexander Koch
Jonas Dahl
Mario Pfeifer, Lilian von Keudell
Thomas Wallmann
The artist Mario Pfeifer, the Leipziger Volkszeitung stated after a screening of “Again” in the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, had preserved a humanistic optimism that still believed in the possibility of dialogue where others had long resigned themselves. An incident in the Saxony town of Arnsdorf is re-enacted in an elaborate mix of codes from truth-finding media formats (morning show re-enactment, court show etcetera): In the summer of 2016, residents tied up an asylum seeker with cable ties because they thought he was violent.

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.

Stau – Jetzt geht’s los

Documentary Film
Germany
1992
82 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Frank Löprich, Katrin Schlösser
Thomas Heise
Sebastian Richter
Karin Geiß
Thomas Heise
Uve Haussig
A group of young people in Halle-Neustadt moving aimlessly between the concrete blocks once built as a socialist model housing estate. Familiar certainties dissolved along with the GDR. Even though there were hardly any foreigners in Saxony-Anhalt, a dull aversion to everything that hadn’t been part of daily life until then began to spread. The general dissolution, perceived as a threat, is countered by apparently clear world views. When Thomas Heise won the “Documentary Film Prize 1992” at the Duisburger Filmwoche, the laudation ended with the assumption that the film would probably provoke disagreement. It turned out to be true.

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.