Anyone who still doesn’t understand the title definitely hasn’t seen the film “The Tuba Thieves.” In the USA, a significant number of tubas from school orchestras were repeatedly stolen. However, the film “The Tuba Thieves” doesn’t revolve around these thefts; instead, it’s a portrait of sounds, noises, and tones.
Nikolaus Geyrhalter addresses the COVID-19 pandemic in his latest work, “Stillstand.” While it includes voices from nearly all age groups, it notably lacks input from teenagers. This documentary film is considered important by DOK Spotters but regrettably incomplete.
“Vika” sounds like an intriguing documentary about an extraordinary woman defying stereotypes in her mid-80s as a DJane in Warsaw. The film, directed by Agnieszka Zwiefka, serves as an engaging entry into the DOK Festival, offering a glimpse into Vika’s unique life.
“Where are you from? Do you have a home?” Sofia Brockenshire, the director of “The Dependents”, deals with this question in her film. Together with her family, she moved to a new country every few years until adulthood.
Kornelia und Karolina are aktivists from Poland. They try to provide refugees who want to flee from Belarus across the border to Poland with food, water, clothes and medicine. “Border Conversations” tells about their everyday life.
Lilian from Guatemala hopes for a better life in the USA. Thus, the caravan with Lilian, her 4 children, her grandmother and the camera team begins the 4000 km long journey through Central America.
In her feature film debut “May God Be With You”, Cléo Cohen embarks on a personal search for traces of her own identity and roots. The young Frenchwoman has an identity crisis: Is she Jewish? Arab? Even her grandparents seem unclear about this. Cléo struggles for clarity: intensely, playfully.
This year the Virtual Reality projects of DOK Neuland are shown under the titel: “No Chaos No Change”.
“What is the point of the film?” asks a passer-by. “I don’t know myself,” answers Pawel – filmmaker of the “Balcony Movie”.
Together with its protagonist Aliona Gloukhova, the film “Our Quiet Place” explores the limits of memory and the possibilities of reconnecting with past. DOK Spotter Cassia has watched it for us.
The movie “mySELFie” tells about Maya, a girl who suddenly loses her hair when she is 12 years old. The DOK spotters have watched the movie
In his film “Eingeimpft” David Sieveking deals with one of the most important questions for parents: vaccination – yes or no?