The 36th DOK.fest Munich
The latest edition of this respected German nonfiction event goes online with nearly 100 new and recent features among its lineup.
Among the offerings:
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.
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.
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.
Director: Jakub Julény
Years after it was active, an underground group faces up to the ghosts of the past.
Director: Eva Küpper
Visually impared Ben dreams of breaking a motorcycle speed record.
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?
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
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.
Director: Merieme Addou
Three Moroccan women, three divorce cases, three examples of women’s struggle within patriarchal structures.
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.
Director: Renée Blanchar
Systematic abuse in a Catholic community exposes a battle between the truth and religious silence.
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?
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.
Director: Hauke Wendler
A film about a plastic chair that can be found throughout the world.
Director: Xavi Esteban, Odei A-Etxearte
A homage to a town and its inhabitants through time.
Director: Eefje Blankevoort, Els van Driel
A profile of unaccompanied young refugees on a dangerous route through the Balkans.
Director: Tiha K Gudac
A stretch of land between Croatia and Slovenia serves as a symbol of the EU’s failed refugee policy.