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DOK Neuland
4 Feet: Blind Date María Belén Poncio, Damián Turkieh

“I will not be a virgin forever!” We follow Juana who is just discovering her own body. On her way through the non-barrier-free city she hears the occasional comment. Her answer: “Keep calm! It’s just a wheelchair!”

4 Feet: Blind Date

360° Film
Argentina
2018
19 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Ezequiel Lenardón (Detona Cultura)
María Belén Poncio, Damián Turkieh
Santiago Beltramo, María Florencia Lucena Kempfer
Marcos Rostagno
María Belén Poncio, Damián Turkieh, Guido Bertisch
Martín López Funez
Rosario Perazolo Masjoan, Ezequiel Lenardón, Elisa Gagliano, Agustín Peralta, María Belén Poncio
Ariel Litivinov, Damián Turkieh
La Biennale di Venezia
Guillermo Mena
Delfina Díaz Gavier, Cristobal Lopez Baena
Rosario Perazolo Masjoan, Ezequiel Lenardón
Guillermo Mena
Guillermo Mena
Gonzalo Sierra
“I will not be a virgin forever!” We follow Juana who is just discovering her own body. On her way through the non-barrier-free city she hears the occasional comment. Her answer: “Keep calm! It’s just a wheelchair!” But the obstacle to overcome is something else: nervousness before a blind date where Juana hopes to pop her cherry.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann



Awarded with the DOK Neuland Award.

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.

DOK Neuland
Aftermath: Euromaidan Alexey Furman, Sergii Polezhaka

This VR documentary reconstructs the events of 20 February 2014 on Kiev’s Independence Square. On that day, fifty people lose their lives when the police open fire on the Euromaidan protesters.

Aftermath: Euromaidan

VR Experience
Ukraine
2019
30 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Alexey Furman
Alexey Furman, Sergii Polezhaka
DakhaBrakha
Nikita Yurenev
Daria Zubrytska, Yaroslava Drutsa
Sergii Polezhaka, Sergii Korovaynyi
Nikita Bohdanov
Andrii Kulykov, Marko Suprun
Sergii Polezhaka
Kirill Zhylinsky
Anastasia Trepition
Liza Nesterenko, Artem Yudin
Kirill Zhylinsky
This VR documentary reconstructs the events of 20 February 2014 on Kiev’s Independence Square. On that day, fifty people lose their lives when the police open fire on the Euromaidan protesters. Using archive material and 360° interviews, the story unfolds step by step in an environment recreated using CGI and photogrammetry.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann

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.

DOK Neuland
ARTE präsentiert: Der Traum des Cesare Fabian Mrongowius, Nicolas de Leval Jezierski, Floris Asche

In this walk-in film, the perspective chosen determines one’s view of the expressionist and dreamlike scenery.

ARTE präsentiert: Der Traum des Cesare

VR Experience │360° Film
Germany
2019
5 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Fabian Mrongowius (UFA X), Maximilian Peiser (UFA X), Renata Prokurat (Goethe-Institut Warschau), Simon Ofenloch (ZDF/ARTE)
Fabian Mrongowius, Nicolas de Leval Jezierski, Floris Asche
Justin la Valee, Steven Schwalbe, Steve Patua
Nicolas de Leval Jezierski
Frank Govaere
Frank Govaere, Nicolas de Leval Jezierski
Floris Asche
Hans-Georg Reimer
Renata Prokurat, Simon Ofenloch
Nicolas de Leval Jezierski
Frank Govaere
Arkadiusz Jakubik, Jakub Gierszał
Floris Asche, Fabian Mrongowius, Krzysztof Stanisławski, Nicolas de Leval Jezierski
Nicolas de Leval Jezierski, Sebastian Mattukat
Nicolas de Leval Jezierski
Sven Bliedung, Thomas Ebner, Danny Tazelt, Thomas Koch
100 years after the shooting of the silent film “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” ended, the story of the old showman and the somnambulist Cesare is reanimated as a volumetric video by 3D human body reconstruction technology. In this walk-in film, the perspective determines one’s view of the expressionist and dreamlike scenery.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann

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.

DOK Neuland
Ayahuasca – Kosmik Journey Jan Kounen

Guided by the meditative chants of a virtual Shipibo healer we embark on an inner journey. Kaleidoscopic visions create a meditative state whose intensity is heavily dependent on our level of attention.

Ayahuasca – Kosmik Journey

VR Experience
France,
Luxembourg
2019
18 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Antoine Cayrol (Atlas V), Marion Guth (a_BAHN), François Le Gall (a_BAHN), Vincent Guttmann (small)
Jan Kounen
Small by Mac Guff
Jan Kounen
Nicolas Becker
Jan Kounen, Guillermo Arévalo
Guided by the meditative chants of a virtual Shipibo healer we embark on an inner journey. Our companions are snakes, beetles and scorpions. The destination of our journey is a world that seems to be pure geometry. Kaleidoscopic visions create a meditative state whose intensity is heavily dependent on our level of attention.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann

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.

DOK Neuland
CANDY WORLD Lenn Blaschke

„Candy Crush“ meets „4chan“ and „8chan, where, under cover of irony and anonymity, the boundaries between trolling and social radicalisation are becoming increasingly blurred.

CANDY WORLD

VR Experience
Germany
2019
6 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Lenn Blaschke
Lenn Blaschke
Johann Fritsche
Malte Dittmann
Lenn Blaschke
Elena Weiss, Elisa Ueberschär, Philipp Nawka
Robin Fröhlich
Robin Fröhlich
Lenn Blaschke
Benjamin Labuhn
Visually inspired by “Candy Crush”, one of the most popular games of our time, we find ourselves in a pink world filled with candy-sweet creatures. They confront us with real comments from image boards like “4chan” and “8chan”, where, under cover of irony and anonymity, the boundaries between trolling and social radicalisation are becoming increasingly blurred.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann

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.

DOK Neuland
Dark Origins: Mephisto (Preview) Calum Bowden

A few kilometres underground our flashlights are the only source of light. About thirty years ago, at a place with seemingly impossible living conditions, scientists discovered a hidden ecosystem...

UK

GB
2019

Dark Origins: Mephisto (Preview)

VR Experience
UK
2019
10 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Calum Bowden
Calum Bowden
Jesse Siminski
Calum Bowden
Tamas Pall
Tamas Pall, Anastasia Semenoff
A few kilometres underground our flashlights are the only source of light. About thirty years ago, at a place with seemingly impossible living conditions, scientists discovered a hidden ecosystem that fundamentally changed our understanding of life. Among its inhabitants is the “Mephisto worm”. To explore its dark world at eye level we become as small as the creature.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann

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.

HanaHana Full Bloom

VR Experience
France,
Switzerland
2019
999 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Mélodie Mousset
Mélodie Mousset
Joe Williams
Christian Heinrichs
Vinicius P. Faria
Thibault Brevet
Mélodie Mousset
Victor Beaupuy, Tom Frackowiak
Jean-Marc Benoit
Marietta Eugster
Odd shapes stand in a desert landscape. At the push of a button, countless hands sprout from the ground. Hands, hands everywhere. Modelled on the Anime character Nico Robin who can make body parts grow anywhere at will, we are asked to contribute our own narratives and physical, intellectual and sensual impressions to this desert. The result is satisfying, in a surprising way.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann

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.

DOK Neuland
Le Lac Nyasha Kadandara

“The source of life, that is who I am!” The constantly shrinking Lake Chad itself takes stock: Its life-giving power is diminishing, its destination as an oasis is getting lost, inexorably.

2019

Le Lac

360° Film
Kenya
2019
10 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Caitlin Robinson
Nyasha Kadandara
Nyasha Kadandara
Isa Mohamed, Charles Muchiri
Saba Elbasha
Nyasha Kadandara
Stephen Kimani
“The source of life, that is who I am!” The constantly shrinking Lake Chad itself takes stock: Its life-giving power is diminishing, its destination as an oasis is getting lost, inexorably. Since the 1960s the interior lake has lost more than 90 percent of its surface. This drastic decline, triggered by climate change, has devastating consequences for millions of people.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann

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.

DOK Neuland
The Holy City Nimrod Shanit, Timur Musabay

In a mix of room-scale gaming and live action film Jerusalem can be experienced as a religious epicentre where three world religions overlap.

The Holy City

VR Experience
Canada,
Israel
2019
20 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Nimrod Shanit, Sean Thomas Evans
Nimrod Shanit, Timur Musabay
Ophir Leibovitz
William McMaster, Jurek Ostefeld
Brady Bothwell, Nimrod Shanit, Lenadro Amorim-Downie
Mishal Alam, Oury Atlan
Nimrod Shanit
Yuval Baron, Graham Bertie
Victoria Braverman
Scott Cairns
Mishal Alam, Oury Atlan
Mishal Alam
Nimrod Shanit
Lena Georgian
Daeve Fellows, Ariel Shtern
Matt Bilewicz
William McMaster
In a mix of room-scale gaming and live action film Jerusalem can be experienced as a religious epicentre where three world religions overlap. Believers of all denominations work on the narrative of the place, pleading for mutual understanding. The starting point of this intellectual game is the ambivalent term of Abrahamism which initiates a trialogue between Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann

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.

DOK Neuland
Traveling While Black Roger Ross Williams, Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël, Ayesha Nadarajah

Published between 1936 and 1966, the “Green Book” was a survival guide for African-American U.S. citizens, recommending safe places to avoid racist hostility on domestic journeys.

2018

Traveling While Black

360° Film
USA
2018
21 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Felix & Paul Studios
Roger Ross Williams, Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël, Ayesha Nadarajah
Jason Moran
Headspace
Published between 1936 and 1966, the “Green Book” was a survival guide for African-American U.S. citizens, recommending safe places to avoid racist hostility on domestic journeys. “Ben’s Chili Bowl” has been among those recommendations since 1958. The intimate corners of this Washington restaurant become spaces of reflection for the racist degradation existing even today.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann

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.

DOK Neuland
Unceded Territories Paisley Smith, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

In an age of dramatic climate predictions, each and everyone should ask themselves how big their own share in the destruction of the world is. Rage drives this work and rage is what it will ignite.

Unceded Territories

VR Experience
Canada
2019
6 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jason Legge, Paisley Smith, Ketsia Vedrine
Paisley Smith, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
A Tribe Called Red
ZeMind Studios
Paisley Smith
Adrian Ellis, Kieran Wagstaff
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
ZeMind Studios
ZeMind Studios
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Paisley Smith, Dirk van Dinkel
ZeMind Studios
Paisley Smith, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
Dirk van Dinkel, Paisley Smith, ZeMind Studios
Matthew Smith, Nicky Thomson, Cliff Li
Andrew Guan, Miguel Sastre
Caitlin Conlen
Patrick Weekes, ZeMind Studios
In an age of dramatic climate predictions, each and everyone should ask themselves how big their own share in the destruction of the world is. Rage drives this work and rage is what it will ignite. The “Spirit Bear” invites us to the iconic world of the indigenous artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun and confronts us with the worst exploiters of nature: humans.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann

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.

DOK Neuland
Your Spiritual Temple Sucks John Hsu

According to Taoist tradition, our fate is represented by a spiritual temple. Guided by a monk, a blindfolded person can enter the afterworld during their lifetime. The VR headset as an analogue blindfold is ritually charged.

2017

Your Spiritual Temple Sucks

360° Film
Taiwan
2017
10 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Estela Valdivieso Chen (Serendipity Films), Pu-Yuan Cheng (Funique VR Studio)
John Hsu
Owen Wang
Wayne Lo
John Hsu
Aacross Studio
Paul Batt
Ctwo, Sun Ke-Fang, Han Chang, Andy Tsai, Wei Hao Tseng, Liu Kuan-Ting
John Hsu
Funique VR Studio
According to Taoist tradition, our fate is represented by a spiritual temple. Guided by a monk, a blindfolded person can enter the afterworld during their lifetime. The VR headset as an analogue blindfold is ritually charged in order to follow Mister Chang to his temple of fate. Once there, we follow his attempts to resolve marital and financial problems.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann

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.

DOK Neuland
Äquator 360° – Mittelpunkt der Erde Nicolas Jolliet, Richard Decaillet

We plunge into an impressive world of sound and colour. The shamans of the Yuruparí tribe live in the Amazonas rainforest in south-west Colombia.

Äquator 360° – Mittelpunkt der Erde

360°-Film
Canada,
Germany
2018
14 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Irene Vandertop
Nicolas Jolliet, Richard Decaillet
Ian Dunbar
Nicolas Jolliet
Ian Dunbar
Nicolas Jolliet, Richard Decaillet
Nicolas Jolliet
Ed Kelly
Marita Hübinger
Franz Hildgen
Thomas Wallner
Thomas Wallner
We plunge into an impressive world of sound and colour. The shamans of the Yuruparí tribe live in the Amazonas rainforest in south-west Colombia. Their sacred sites are distributed over a network that precisely follows the line of the equator. The Yuruparí believe that they live at the centre of the world and that it’s their duty to keep the earth in spiritual balance.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann

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.

DOK Neuland
Blind Vaysha – VR Theodore Ushev

Vaysha is not like other girls: she sees the past with her left eye, the future with her right eye.

2017

Blind Vaysha – VR

360°-Film
Canada
2017
8 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Marc Bertrand (NFB), Julie Roy (NFB)
Theodore Ushev
Vaysha is not like other girls: she sees the past with her left eye, the future with her right eye. Caught in a blurred world between the two, the present is a blind spot for her. This 360° film combines traditional linocut with innovative animation techniques. The use of stereoscopic images enables us to see the world through Vaysha’s eyes.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann

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.

Denoise

360°-Film
Italy,
Switzerland,
USA
2017
15 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Federico Biasin
Giorgio Ferrero, Federico Biasin
Giorgio Ferrero, Rodolfo Mongitore
Fabrizio Cyreck, Giorgio Ferrero, Federico Biasin
Filippo Vallegra
Giorgio Ferrero, Rodolfo Mongitore
Giorgio Ferrero
A Texas oil field, the engine room of an ocean freighter, an anechoic room, a waste incineration plant – contrasting sceneries that are connected by the protagonists of this 360° collage film. They lead lonely lives, far removed from our own lifestyle. The quiet of the free field chamber clashes with the roaring of the engine room, but ultimately it’s all one.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann

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.

DOK Neuland
Homestay Paisley Smith

We are in the midst of Paisley Smith’s reflections about Taro, a Japanese exchange student who committed suicide in his guest family’s home in Canada.

2018

Homestay

(none)
Canada
2018
20 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Robert McLaughlin (NFB), Loc Dao (NFB)
Paisley Smith
Boombox Sound
Robert Ouimet
Sonia Bashash
Alison Broddle, Paisley Smith
Boombox Sound
Paisley Smith
Pedro Barroso
Michael Phan, Rueben Pereira
Sonia Bashash
Pablo Vio, Dirk van Ginkel, Aaron Morris
We are in the midst of Paisley Smith’s reflections about Taro, a Japanese exchange student who committed suicide in his guest family’s home in Canada. The Nitobe Memorial Garden in Vancouver was the model for the paper world Paisley Smith designed for her personal memory course. This sensitively designed adaptation was created in cooperation with the NFB and Jam3.

Lars Rummel, Marie Hinkelmann

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.