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The Brats and the Toy Thief Nildo Essá

When the coolest cat around steals a cuddly toy from a gang of little rascals, they do everything to get it back. Then they find out that toys were stolen from other kids, too, and that the thief intends to sell them …

The Brats and the Toy Thief

Animated Film
2014
12 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
FX Ef Heks Estúdios de Animaçao
Nildo Essá
Rafael Hofstadter, Nildo Essá
Nildo Essá, António "Pipas" Forjaz
Nildo Essá
Nildo Essá
Nildo Essá, Halima Essá
Rafael Hofstadter, Nildo Essá
When the coolest cat around steals a cuddly toy from a gang of little rascals, they do everything to get it back. Then they find out that toys were stolen from other kids, too, and that the thief intends to sell them …

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Nora

Documentary Film
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.