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149th and Grand Concourse

Animadoc
USA
2016
3 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Andy London
Andy London, Carolyn London
Terri Ridout, Andy London
Andy London, Terri Ridout, Kay Xia
Terri Ridout, Andy London
Quinten Diego
The subway station is going crazy. The call box wants to bring about world peace like the Dalai Lama, the construction area light is heartbroken and the newspaper vending machines belt out a hit song from the eighties. A street filled with rhythm and passion.

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.

We Are Hip Hop
Martha & Niki Tora Mkandawire Mårtens

Give it up for Martha and Niki! The two win one street dance battle after the other and even end up the first female team to win the world championship.

Martha & Niki

Documentary Film
Sweden
2015
92 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Tora Mkandawire Mårtens
Tora Mkandawire Mårtens
Kicki Halmos, Per Egland, Red Wood, Kalle Bäccman, Andreas Unge
Erik Vallsten, Niklas Nyberg, Senay Berhe, Tora Mkandawire Mårtens
Tora Mkandawire Mårtens, Therese Elfström
Tora Mkandawire Mårtens
Give it up for Martha and Niki! The two win one street dance battle after the other and even end up the first female team to win the world championship. Once on top, however, they run out of steam and the big questions afterwards about who you are and where you want to go raise their heads. Martha in particular is overcome by a feeling that she’s in the wrong place. The film tells of the balance between having one’s head in the clouds and keeping one’s feet on the ground and about how hard it is to really get there.

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.

We Are Hip Hop
MissMe: The Artful Vandal Mohammad Gorjestani

Refusing to be tamed, rejecting the “fancy job” in the art world and taking on the big advertising agencies? MissMe shows us how to do it.

MissMe: The Artful Vandal

Documentary Film
USA
2015
4 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Taylor Feltner, Malcolm Pullinger
Mohammad Gorjestani
Heavy Duty Projects, Marmoset
Noe Chavez
Malcolm Pullinger
Joel Raabe
Refusing to be tamed, rejecting the “fancy job” in the art world and taking on the big advertising agencies? MissMe shows us how to do it. Her street art also casually sweeps away female stereotypes and shows us what beauty can, even must be. “Who run the world? Girls!”

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.

Streetart. Die vergängliche Rebellion

Documentary Film
Germany
2009
54 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Nils Bökamp, Felix Kriegsheim
Anne Bürger, Benjamin Cantu
Marc Riedinger
Anne Bürger
Alexander Fuchs
Anne Bürger, Benjamin Cantu
Ilja Köster
“Reclaim the Streets” is the battle cry ringing from the walls of cities around the world. In Berlin, where artists can do their work fairly openly in daylight, in New York, where graffiti have become an indispensable part of the city, or in Moscow, where the authority’s painting over of the “pieces” looks like a very special form of street art. There are also some statements by one of the pioneers of street art, Blek le Rat, who shows us that his art works in galleries and in the streets.

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.

We Are Hip Hop
The Boombox Collection: Boots Riley Mohammad Gorjestani

“I got love for the underdog.” Boots Riley is not a capitalist for he knows the seamy side of the land of opportunity.

The Boombox Collection: Boots Riley

Documentary Film
USA
2015
10 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Malcolm Pullinger, Mohammad Gorjestani
Mohammad Gorjestani
The Coup
Michael Gioulakis
Malcolm Pullinger
“I got love for the underdog.” Boots Riley is not a capitalist for he knows the seamy side of the land of opportunity. Class struggle is what drives his art, not selling out, fame or fortune. Hip-hop is the boombox for his political vision.

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.

We Are Hip Hop
This Is What It Is

Los Aldeanos and Silvito el Libre are Cuban hip-hop artists. The whole island listens to their music which can be bought only under the counter at the local greengrocer’s.

This Is What It Is

Documentary Film
Cuba,
France
2015
100 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Léa Rinaldi, Stéphane Plat
AL2 El Aldeano, Silvito El Libre, Julien Tekeyan
Coralie von Rietschoten
Los Aldeanos and Silvito el Libre are Cuban hip-hop artists. The whole island listens to their music which can be bought only under the counter at the local greengrocer’s. They are rebels in the land of eternal revolution. The three are allowed to leave the country only after Cuba begins to open up. On the trip they are surprised by their worldwide fame and also by the fact that here, too, everything is determined by others. All that keeps them together is the music they share and their love for Cuba.

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.