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Homage Wendy Morris
Bully Beef Wendy Morris

An attempt to reunite two stories that are still neatly separated in the public discourse: the German occupation of Belgium in the First World War and the Belgian colonisation of the Congo in the 19th century. ...

Bully Beef

Animated Film
Belgium
2007
7 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jean Delbeke, Vertigo Productions
Wendy Morris
Bernard Dewulf
Jean Delbeke
Wendy Morris
Wendy Morris
An attempt to reunite two stories that are still neatly separated in the public discourse: the German occupation of Belgium in the First World War and the Belgian colonisation of the Congo in the 19th century. While one is taught at schools and universities as a matter of course, the other rarely makes it into the curriculum – even historiography has its hierarchies. The bracket for both is “Bully Beef”, the canned beef that became the proverbial soldiers’ rations.

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.

Homage Wendy Morris
Heir to the Evangelical Revival Wendy Morris

In this first film of her “Salvation Project”, Morris addresses the religious baggage with which South Africa has furnished her. ...

Heir to the Evangelical Revival

Animated Film
Belgium
2013
7 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jean Delbeke, Vertigo Productions
Wendy Morris
Yannick Franck
Jean Delbeke
Effi Weiss
Wendy Morris
Wendy Morris
In this first film of her “Salvation Project”, Morris addresses the religious baggage with which South Africa has furnished her. She, who describes herself as “atheist-agnostic-apostatic”, looks for the causes of her love of consecrated rooms and sacral architecture, her fascination with misbelievers and heretics, her dislike of religious rituals and institutions. In the process, she combs through the immigration history of South Africa to find all the immigration waves that washed up missionaries and religious refugees on its shores since the 17th century.

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.

Homage Wendy Morris
Johannesburg, 2nd Greatest City After Paris

William Kentridge’s ironic tribute to his hometown, animated on the basis of 25 drawings, is the first film of his “Drawing for Protection” cycle, ...

Johannesburg, 2nd Greatest City After Paris

Animated Film
South Africa
1989
8 minutes
subtitles: 
English Captions
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Ross Douglas
Duke Ellington, South Kaserne Choir
Angus Gibson
William Kentridge
Warwick Sony
William Kentridge’s ironic tribute to his hometown, animated on the basis of 25 drawings, is the first film of his “Drawing for Protection” cycle, in which he unfolds the triangle between Johannesburg building tycoon Soho Eckstein, his wife, and the dreamer Felix Teitelbaum. In this film he introduces the central characters of his meta-narrative which, located in a South Africa of the last days of a crumbling Apartheid, becomes an allegorical reflection on socio-political power relations.

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.

Nora

Documentary Film
Mozambique,
UK,
USA
2008
36 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Joan Frosch, Movement Revolution Productions (MRP)
Thomas Mapfumo
Mkrtich Malkhasyan
Alla Kovgan
Alla Kovgan, David Hinton, Nora Chipaumire
This condensed audiovisual poem, equally moving and mobile, is based on the memories of dancer and choreographer Nora Chipaumire, born in Zimbabwe in 1965. For this film she returns to the landscape and people of her childhood, reanimated in stylised acted and danced scenes featuring local performers. The music was composed by the legendary Zimbabwean singer-songwriter Thomas Mapfumo.

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.

Homage Wendy Morris
Off the Record Wendy Morris

“Off the Record” explores the unequal treatment of black and white soldiers who fought in Europe during the First World War. It starts with two documents: the war diary of Walter, the filmmaker’s great-uncle, as well as ...

Off the Record

Animated Film
Belgium
2008
5 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jean Delbeke, Vertigo Productions / In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres
Wendy Morris
Philippe Ryckman
Jean Delbeke
Kristof Van Perre
Wendy Morris
Wendy Morris
“Off the Record” explores the unequal treatment of black and white soldiers who fought in Europe during the First World War. It starts with two documents: the war diary of Walter, the filmmaker’s great-uncle, as well as a report by the writer Sol Plaatje, composed in 1917, about many black South Africans’ frustrating attempts to maintain their place in the midst of an ongoing war. The frequent intersection points between both stories are taken up by the artistic animation.

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.

Homage Wendy Morris
Orlando’s Book Wendy Morris

The eponymous book, the visual and intellectual centre of this film from the Salvation cycle, is a collection of engravings and poems about English country life. ...

Orlando’s Book

Animated Film
Belgium
2013
4 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jean Delbeke, Vertigo Productions
Wendy Morris
Yannick Franck
Jean Delbeke
Effi Weiss
Wendy Morris
Wendy Morris
The eponymous book, the visual and intellectual centre of this film from the Salvation cycle, is a collection of engravings and poems about English country life. It was presented as a school prize to Morris’s great-grandfather’s brother in the 1860s: a boy from the dusty, rocky landscape of the Cape of Good Hope came across pictures of luscious European meadows. Not much has changed since then, the filmmaker reports. She remembers her own childhood, when all the pictures, stories and books came from other parts of the world, and wonders how foreign and own experiences fit together.

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.

Homage Wendy Morris
Perth+6hrs Wendy Morris

The shortest film in Morris’s Salvation cycle, it unfolds from a single drawing a very personal reflection on the transience of family, the ephemerality of childhood and the inevitability of parting.

Perth+6hrs

Animated Film
Belgium
2013
3 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jean Delbeke, Vertigo Productions
Wendy Morris
Yannick Franck
Jean Delbeke
Effi Weiss
Wendy Morris
Wendy Morris
The shortest film in Morris’s Salvation cycle, it unfolds from a single drawing a very personal reflection on the transience of family, the ephemerality of childhood and the inevitability of parting.

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.

Homage Wendy Morris
Taste the World Wendy Morris

What do European tourists expect from a vacation in the “Third World”? The title was taken from the slogan of a travel brochure that invites its customers to get a hearty “taste” of the world. ...

Taste the World

Animated Film
Belgium,
South Africa
2005
5 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jean Delbeke, Vertigo Productions
Wendy Morris
Jean Delbeke
Wendy Morris
Wendy Morris
What do European tourists expect from a vacation in the “Third World”? The title was taken from the slogan of a travel brochure that invites its customers to get a hearty “taste” of the world. That’s what it’s there for, the advertising’s subtext suggests – a huge smorgasbord for the discerning expert, for the Eurocentric with too much leisure time on his hands who takes the liberty of helping himself at will: on the culinary, sexual, economical, or cultural level.

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.