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Documentary Film
ČSSR
1968
17 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Pavol Sýkora
Ilja Zeljenka
Mikuláš Fodor
Štefan Fuzia
Pavol Sýkora
Eduard Palček
A prison film with a touch of Existentialism follows daily routines of a young woman and her fellow inmates: gatherings at the yard, work, hygiene, and quiet stares out of the barred window. Her fate was sealed long before she committed any crime because neither her family, nor our society could give her a hand when she needed it.

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.

Special Screening
Creeping Borders Tako Robakidze

In 2011 Russia has started the so-called " borderization" - the installation of artificial barriers such as barbed wire, signs or fences along the occupation line.

Creeping Borders

Documentary Film
Georgia
2018
13 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Tako Robakidze
Irakli Abramishvili
Tako Robakidze
Tako Robakidze, Levan Butkhuzi
Levan Butkhuzi, Ian Ardouin-Fumat, Mapbox, Open street map, Digital Globe
Tako Robakidze
Levan Butkhuzi, Tako Robakidze
In 2011 Russia has started the so-called " borderization" - the installation of artificial barriers such as barbed wire, signs or fences along the occupation line. With this creeping shift of borders, the local population is deprived of their land, crops and homes, and a new wave of internally displaced people is sweeping the country. Moreover, the arrest of local residents for "illegal border crossing" by the Russian FSB has almost become a habit: More than 1000 people have been arrested since the beginning of the observed "border crossing".

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.

From Crimea to Siberia: How Russia Is Tormenting Political Prisoners Sentsov and Kolchenko

Documentary Film
Ukraine
2018
64 minutes
subtitles: 
English
VO_English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Nataliya Gumenyuk
Anna Tsyhyma, Anhelyna Karyakyna
Anna Tsyhyma
Anhelyna Karyakyna
Anhelyna Karyakyna
The documentary tells the story of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and activist Sasha Kolchenko, who were detained in Crimea during the conflict in 2014. Despite international protests, they were convicted of plotting terrorist acts and sent to Russian prisons. The film accompanies Sentsov’s sister, following the same route endured by the Ukrainian prisoners after their detention four years ago.

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.

Hands

Documentary Film
ČSSR
1963
10 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jozef Zachar
Viktor Svoboda
Alfréd Benčič
Jozef Zachar
Eugen Kiss
A non-narrative, poetic film examines different ways our hands can be utilized – they can show aggression, but also create beauty; they can help children to explore the world, and they can be raised as a sign of surrender. Images are juxtaposed to underline the importance of what is outside of the frame – the human agent.

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.

Men from the Gader Valley

Documentary Film
ČSSR
1963
10 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Ladislav Kudelka
Ilja Zeljenka
Viliam Ptáček
Anna Forischová
Ladislav Kudelka
Alexander Pallós
The film follows hard work of a group of woodcutters who dwell in the forest far away from civilization. They live in silence which is interrupted only by sound of chopping axes and falling trees. A haunting soundtrack to their toil was composed by a pioneer of electro-acoustic music, Ilja Zeljenka.

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.

Photographing the House-Dwellers

Documentary Film
ČSSR
1968
16 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Dušan Trančík
Vladimír Holloš
Dušan Trančík
Dušan Trančík
Eduard Palček
A traditional, multigenerational family gathers in front of a partially built country house at various occasions. Metamorphoses of the building itself, family growth, amusing and sad events, all of it calls for collective photography. Admiration of simple man’s diligence complements ironic emphasis on a paradox of grand illusions vs. everyday reality – comforts of socialism which came at a heavy price.

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.

Special Screening
Russlands Millenniumskinder Irene Langemann

The political era of Vladimir Putin began on 31 December 1999. The children who were born around the turn of the millennium are now of full age.

Russlands Millenniumskinder

Documentary Film
Germany
2019
90 minutes
subtitles: 
German
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Wolfgang Bergmann
Irene Langemann
The political era of Vladimir Putin began shortly before the millennium celebrations on 31 December 1999. The children who were born on that day and around the turn of the millennium in the giant empire are now of full age. They know only the ex-KGB man Vladimir Putin in the heaven of power. How does the generation Putin think and feel? How would they like to live in this apparently strengthened, but nevertheless unstable country?

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator

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.

The Tower

Documentary Film
Georgia
2018
4 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Nino Lomadze, Lelako Tsiskarishvili
Salomé Jashi
Salomé Jashi
Salomé Jashi
Salomé Jashi
Ana Davitashvili
The tower was a landmark and popular meeting place in the village of Kuisi. After the Russian-Georgian war in 2008 it was separated from the village and the inhabitants were resettled. Now they can only watch their village from the top of the tower. The film is part of the project 08.08.08., which collects stories of war experiences.

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.

Special Screening
Water and Work Martin Slivka

This directorial debut by a pioneer of ethnographic film is a survey on technical monuments utilizing water drive as a source of their power.

Water and Work

Documentary Film
ČSSR
1963
9 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Martin Slivka
Ilja Zeljenka
Jozef Grussmann
Alfréd Benčič
Martin Slivka
Eugen Kiss
This directorial debut by a pioneer of ethnographic film is a survey on technical monuments utilizing water drive as a source of their power. A look back into the world of yesterday using suggestive montage of images and music composed by Ilja Zeljenka based on electronically preserved original sound of water engines.

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.