“For the Time Being” by Nele Dehnenkamp is a film that tells the story of Michelle’s fight for justice while her husband, Jemaine Archer, has been imprisoned for murder since 1998. Michelle firmly believes in his innocence. The film explores whether their bond is strong enough to withstand 22 years of separation.
Not many people are aware of the story, but the genocide in Rwanda claimed one million lives. It’s a topic that continues to weigh on the people living there. “I thought we would never be able to speak again,” says one of the protagonists in the film “Kumva – Which Comes from Silence.”
In her video diary the Ukrainian director Hanna Trofimova takes us into her life, in the midst of war. She shows images of fear and tells about the guilt she feels, leaving her homeland behind. We met her for an interview about her film “When will the Winter of 2022 end ?“
In the film “Revolution 21” Martyna Peszko accompanies the rehearsals and performance of “Teatr 21” in Warsaw. There, actors with Down’s syndrome get together and deal with the fact, that they are not heard enough in Poland. We talked to Martyna Peszko to learn more about the film.
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
The documentary “On Another Corner” deals with the common gun violence in Chicago. We met the filmmaker Mihaela Popescu.
Every year the DOK-Festival portrays one country and his documentary film scene. This years focus was set on Turkey.
Between cabagge and potatoes: Serban Georgescu film “Cabbage, Potatoes and Other Demons” is a selfexperiment.
Sergei Loznitsa shows the failed rememberance culture of the visitors of former concentration camps in this film “Austerlitz”. The DOK Spotters asked him questions in an interview.
Jasmila Zbanić, director of the film “One Day in Sarajevo”, talked to us about the history of Bosnia, nationalistic movements, her time as a jury member and of course – about her film.