DOK.fest Munich 2021 Overview

Festival:
The 36th DOK.fest Munich

Dates:
May 5-23

About:
The latest edition of this respected German nonfiction event goes online with nearly 100 new and recent features among its lineup.

Among the offerings:
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THE ART OF INCONSEQUENTIALITY
Director: Jakob Brossmann, Friedrich von Borries
Living without consequences in order to save the world.

BAD NAZI. GOOD NAZI
Director: Chanoch Ze’evi
The legacy of Wehrmacht Officer Wilm Hosenfeld – a life-saver or a Nazi – divides a village.

EVA-MARIA
Director: Lukas Ladner
Getting pregnant with physical disabilities.

THE LASTING FORMATION
Director: Christian Bäucker
An investigation into the indoctrination of children under socialism in East Germany.

SOLDIERS
Director: Christian von Brockhausen, Willem Konrad
Intimate insights into the fears and dreams of young soldiers in Germany’s federal armed forces.

WHO WE WILL HAVE BEEN
Director: Erec Brehmer, Angelina Zeidler
About re-establishing life after the loss of a loved one.

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THE COMMUNE
Director: Jakub Julény
Years after it was active, an underground group faces up to the ghosts of the past.

DARK RIDER
Director: Eva Küpper
Visually impared Ben dreams of breaking a motorcycle speed record.

FURY
Director: Krzysztof Kasior
A young mixed martial arts fighter with dreams of a pro career might be her own worst enemy.

HE’S MY BROTHER
Director: Cille Hannibal
What does the world feel like with three senses?

LAND
Director: Timo Großpietsch
A journey into the countryside in science fiction images with symphonic composition.

PERSONAL LIFE OF A HOLE
Director: Ondřej Vavrečka
A philosophically-playful look at the holes, cavities, fissures and voids of this world

DOK.horizonte

BORDERLANDS
Director: Samarth Mahajan
Between hope and fear: a kaleidoscope of stories from the Indian border regions.

CONQUEST OF THE RUINS
Director: Eduardo Gómez
Worlds collide in Argentina: construction workers and indigenous people, palaeontologists and the spirits of the dead.

SCHOOL OF HOPE
Director: Mohamed El Aboudi
For the nomad children in the Moroccan steppe, a small school points to the future.

SUSPENDED WIVES
Director: Merieme Addou
Three Moroccan women, three divorce cases, three examples of women’s struggle within patriarchal structures.

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CALL ME HUMAN
Director: Kim O’Bomsawin, Andrée-Anne Frenette
Joséphine Bacon preserves the legacy of the Innu nation, giving her people a voice.

THE FREE ONES
Director: Nicolas Lévesque
On the production lines, surrounded by mountains of timber, former criminals try to find their way back into society.

NO VISIBLE TRAUMA
Director: Robinder Uppal, Marc Serpa Francoeur
An exploration of police violence, systemic racism, and a justice system that is on the brink of collapse.

THE SILENCE
Director: Renée Blanchar
Systematic abuse in a Catholic community exposes a battle between the truth and religious silence.

Student Award

THE CUSTOMER
Director: Camilo Berstecher Barrero
Marlies Krämer, 80+ years old, protests the masculine dominance of German language.

A PORTRAIT ON THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS
Director: Benjamin Rost
Three men are caught up in the diamond rush in South Africa.

WHO OWNS MY VILLAGE?
Director: Christoph Eder
When a holiday town no longer belongs to its inhabitants, how do they win it back?

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BOY FROM THE BLAZE
Director: Ignacio Acconcia
A musician begins to live again after a serious accident.

A CLOWN: A LIFE
Director: Harald Aue
An homage to the poetic art of clowning through a portrait of Bernhard Paul and his Circus Roncalli.

FOLLOW YOU HOME
Director: Kathrine Ravn Kruse
Reunited in Denmark after nine years, two Afghan brothers fight for their future.

HANDS OF GOD
Director: Barna László
Will Gypsy musician Csángáló, suffering from Parkinson’s, put his faith in God or medicine?

I’LL STAND BY YOU
Director: Virginija Vareikyte, Maximilien Dejoie
Two women courageously battle against the high suicide rate in their town.

MONOBLOC
Director: Hauke Wendler
A film about a plastic chair that can be found throughout the world.

OUTSKIRTS
Director: Xavi Esteban, Odei A-Etxearte
A homage to a town and its inhabitants through time.

SHADOW GAME
Director: Eefje Blankevoort, Els van Driel
A profile of unaccompanied young refugees on a dangerous route through the Balkans.

THE WIRE
Director: Tiha K Gudac
A stretch of land between Croatia and Slovenia serves as a symbol of the EU’s failed refugee policy.

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