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DOK LEIPZIG 2021

DOK Leipzig announces its International Competition line-up

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- After releasing the list of films vying for the Audience Award and those in the German Competition, the event has revealed the titles in its International Competition and Camera Lucida sections

DOK Leipzig announces its International Competition line-up
among us women by Sarah Noa Bozenhardt and Daniel Abate Tilahun

Having announced the films in its International Competition and the non-competitive Camera Lucida section on Thursday, DOK Leipzig has now rounded off the programme for its 64th edition, which will unspool from 25-31 October.

Out of the 14 entries, there are 12 world or international premieres in the International Competition Long Documentary and Animated Film: Aleksey Lapin's KRAI [+see also:
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(Austria), Sylvaine Dampierre's Words of Negroes (France), Sarah Noa Bozenhardt and Daniel Abate Tilahun's among us women [+see also:
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(Germany/Ethiopia), Dima El-Horr's Conversation with Siro (Lebanon/France), Chivas DeVinck's The Great Basin (USA), Murilo Salles' A Bay (Brazil), Diana El Jeiroudi's Republic of Silence [+see also:
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(Germany/France/Syria/Qatar/Italy), Fabrizio Polpettini's A Custom of the Sea [+see also:
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(France), Cléo Cohen's May God Be With You (France), Álvaro Sarmiento, Terje Toomistu and Diego Sarmiento's Veins of the Amazon (Peru), Fatimah Dadzie's Fati's Choice (Ghana/South Africa), and Maradia Tsaava's Water Has No Borders (Georgia/France). The European premiere of Chinese director Wei Deng's Father and the German premiere of Polish filmmaker Karol Pałka's Bucolic [+see also:
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wrap up the selection.

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Five films that challenge the conventions of cinema will be shown out of competition in the Camera Lucida section: Payal Kapadia’s Cannes title A Night of Knowing Nothing [+see also:
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, Miko Revereza and Carolina Fusilier's The Still Side (Philippines/South Korea/Argentina/Mexico), and Elitza Gueorguieva's Our Quiet Place (France/Bulgaria) will have their German premieres, while Belgian director Annelein Pompe's The Shadow Workers and Japanese filmmaker Arata Mori's A Million will enjoy their world premieres at DOK Leipzig.

At the end of September, the festival announced the selection of titles in the Competitions for the Audience Award Long and Short Documentary and Animated Film, which were established last year. The films here deal with current political issues, such as Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s Sundance winner Flee [+see also:
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, and Rami Farah and Signe Byrge Sørensen's CPH:DOX Special Mention-awarded Our Memory Belongs to Us. There are also personal stories like Virgil Widrich's animation There Is Exactly Enough Time, and Nikola and Corina Schwingruber Ilić's Dida [+see also:
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from Visions du Réel, plus light-hearted approaches and narrative styles like those found in The Cars We Drove into Capitalism [+see also:
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by Bulgaria's Boris Missirkov and Georgi Bogdanov, which is set to world-premiere at DOK Leipzig. For the full list of films, please click here.

In the German Competitions Long and Short Documentary and Animated Film, also announced in September, there are 15 productions. Among them are 11 world, one European and three German premieres, with female filmmakers heavily represented, having directed seven of the eight feature-length documentary films in the selection. For the list of films, please click here.

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