Film Archive

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Z32 Avi Mograbi

An elite soldier of the Israeli army reveals in front of the camera that he murdered Palestinians in a retaliatory operation executed by his commando. What to do and how to deal with this knowledge?

Z32

Documentary Film
2008
81 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Les Films d’Ici, Avi Mograbi, Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains
Avi Mograbi
Noam Enbar
Philippe Bellaïche
Avi Mograbi
Avi Mograbi, Noam Enbar
An elite soldier of the Israeli army reveals in front of the camera that he murdered Palestinians in a retaliatory operation executed by his commando. What to do and how to deal with this knowledge? By now, director Avi Mograbi has some routine in dealing with the experience of “getting quick applause from the wrong side”. In consequence, he sees his work as fundamentally controversial.

Ralph Eue

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.

Beginning Filmmaking

Documentary Film
2008
23 minutes
subtitles: 
English
English Captions
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jay Rosenblatt (Locomotion Films), YLE Teema
Jay Rosenblatt
Thomas Logoreci, Ella Rosenblatt
Jay Rosenblatt
Ella Rosenblatt, Jay Rosenblatt
Another film starring Ella, now four years old. The message: careful when you choose professions for your own kids!

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 Jay Rosenblatt
Four Questions for a Rabbi Jay Rosenblatt, Stacey Ross

An examination of Jewish identity, persecution and mortality – started by the editor Stacey Ross, who died while working on this film.

Four Questions for a Rabbi

Documentary Film
2008
12 minutes
subtitles: 
English
English Captions
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Judith Montell, Erica Marcus, Laurie Coyle, Emmy Scharlatt (Four Friends Productions), Locomotion Films
Jay Rosenblatt, Stacey Ross
Vicente Franco, M. Emrah Oral
Jay Rosenblatt
Ray Day, Bob Johns
An examination of Jewish identity, persecution and mortality – started by the editor Stacey Ross, who died while working on this film.

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.

Oblivion

Documentary Film
2008
93 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Carmen Cobos
Heddy Honigmann
Adri Schrover
Danniel Danniel, Jessica de Koning
Heddy Honigmann, Judith Vreriks, Sonia Goldenberg
Pjotr van Dijk
A country is given a face, or better, a variety of faces: Peru. Director Heddy Honigmann has looked for encounters with a number of people whom one would normally call 'average people', but who, seen through her camera, grow into fantastic and likeable personalities.

Ralph Eue

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.

Animadoc From Hungary
5 x 6 Meters Tamás Patrovits

This political cartoon uses audio recordings from a demonstration of radical right-wing protesters against the liberal government of the time. The characters hold the so-called Arpad-striped flag which has fascist connotations

2008

5 x 6 Meters

Animadoc
2008
2 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Tamás Patrovits, Reanimation Studio
Tamás Patrovits
Tamás Patrovits
Tamás Patrovits
Tamás Patrovits
Tamás Patrovits
This political cartoon uses audio recordings from a demonstration of radical right-wing protesters against the liberal government of the time. The characters hold the so-called Arpad-striped flag which has fascist connotations. Part of an animated web series which was broadcast on a news site.

Anna Ida Orosz

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.

Retrospective
Alyosha Meelis Muhu

Occupier or liberator? Estonian and Russian nationalists are locked in a bitter dispute about the Soviet soldier memorial in Tallinn. Meelis Muhu captures how it is being passed on to the next generation and how it can erupt in the heat of the moment.

Alyosha

Documentary Film
2008
67 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Meelis Muhu
Meelis Muhu
Erik Norkroos, Kullar Viimne, Ants Martin Vahur, Raul Keller, Oleg Besedin, Raimo Kummer, Jüri Liim, Urmas Eero Liiv, Arvo Vilu, Kristina Norman
Kersti Miilen, Erik Norkroos, Meelis Muhu
Meelis Muhu
Mallar Prandi, Mario Narbekov
Occupier or liberator? Estonian and Russian nationalists are locked in a bitter dispute about the Soviet soldier memorial in Tallinn. Meelis Muhu captures how it is being passed on to the next generation and how it can erupt in the heat of the moment.

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.

10 Years Smart

Animated Film
2008
0
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Stephan Reinsch, Sehsucht
NHB, Gerret Frerichs, Wenke Kleine-Benne
Hannes Geiger, Timo Schädel, Niko Tziopanos
BBDO Duesseldorf / Smart

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.

Butterfly

Animated Film
2008
0
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Acme Filmworks, Inc.
United Airlines / BDM

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.

Chic

Animated Film
2008
0
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Warsaw Academy of Art

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.

Hydrogen

Animated Film
2008
0
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Acme Filmworks, Inc.
Wendy Tibly & Amanda Forbis
General Motors / McCann Erickson

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 Shelly Silver
In Complete World Shelly Silver

Pedestrians and what they have to say. In the simple disguise of a political poll, the participants’ answers are correlated with rather wide-reaching existential reflections.

In Complete World

Documentary Film
2008
53 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
House Productions
Shelly Silver
Shelly Silver
Shelly Silver, Tommy Button, Emma Craig
Shelly Silver
Pedestrians and what they have to say. In the simple disguise of a political poll, the participants’ answers are correlated with rather wide-reaching existential reflections. The red thread in this work is the tension between individual and collective responsibility. The individual statements appear more and more like voices in a polyphonic social choir or fragments of a piece of poetry.
Ralph Eue

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.

Mercedes-Benz Oil

Animated Film
2008
0
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Andreas Coutsoumbelis, Sehsucht
Wenke Kleine-Benne / NHB Studios
Timo Jungnik Freiherr von Wittken, Hannes Geiger,
Shanghai DGM / Mercedes–Benz

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.

Tolerantia

Animated Film
2008
7 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Ivan Ramadan
Ivan Ramadan
Mostar Sevdah Reunion
Ivan Ramadan
Ivan Ramadan
Ivan Ramadan
Animated film in Bosnia and Herzegovina is not very dynamic. Ramadan, one of its rising young talents, learned everything on his own. His debut is the first Bosnian 3D film, produced as a perfect one-man-show where the director did everything on his own except for the music. Nominated for the Best European Short Film.
Rada Šešić

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
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
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.

Country Focus Brazil
The Rê Bordosa Dossier Cesar Cabral

The rise and fall of a 1980s Brazilian cult figure addicted to alcohol, men and a dissipated lifestyle: the comic strip heroine Rê.

2008

The Rê Bordosa Dossier

Animadoc
2008
16 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Cesar Cabral
Cesar Cabral
Claudio Augusto
Marcelo Trotta
Cesar Cabral, Leandro Maciel
Cesar Cabral
Cesar Cabral, Leandro Maciel
Eduardo Santos Mendes
The climate of the 1980s, when the military dictatorship in Brazil was slowly superseded by democracy and freedom of opinion, was favourable to the creation of a woman who was to make quite a splash: Rê Bordosa, the graphic artist Angeli’s legendary cartoon character. Addicted to alcohol, promiscuity and a dissipated lifestyle in general, her bathtub served as the place for self-expression and recovery from her excesses. Always in the company of a good drink, a cigarette or the occasional one-night-stand, she rose to cult status almost immediately. At the end of the 1980s, however, Angeli decided to let his character die.
Two decades later, this documentary animation attempts to shed light on that dark chapter of Brazilian subculture and the motives which lead to the killing of this infamous heroine by the hands of her creator. The testimonies of other characters who shared Rê Bordosa’s cosmos and their creators bring back to life a time of upheavals, of transgressions against traditional moral norms and behaviour. Rê herself would never have wanted anyone to mourn her demise – so all that’s left is for us to enjoy this film!

---Paulo de Carvalho

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.