“FILM AND PROTEST – POPULAR UPRISINGS IN THE COLD WAR” – A RETROSPECTIVE AT DOK LEIPZIG
This year's edition of the German festival will feature a retrospective of films that testified to the resistance to the Soviet regime. Its extremely rich program also includes productions from Poland.
DOK Leipzig is one of the leading events in the world of documentary and animated film. The latest productions from several dozen countries are presented each year in Leipzig. More than 3000 films were submitted to DOK Leipzig this year. Of this number, 255 films from 55 countries, including a total of 15 Polish productions, made it into the festival's official selection.
Every year, the festival features a host of side events and special screenings. Retrospectives are also an integral part of the event. This year's program includes one on protests against the regime during the Cold War.
“Film and Protest – Popular Uprisings in The Cold War” will explore the past, highlighting cinematic testimony of resistance to Soviet regimes – a testimony that existed contrary to the propaganda self-portrayal of those in power. Its programme also includes Polish productions, among them: The Birth of The Solidarity and We Summon You by Bohdan Kosinski, Exit by Malgorzata Bieńkowska-Buhlman, The Orange Alternative by Mirosław Dembiński, Undefeated by Marek Drążewski, and the animated film Downhill by Marian Cholerka.
The curators of the program are Katharina Franck (Cinémathèque Leipzig) and Andreas Kötzing (Hannah Arendt Institute Dresden).
You can find out more about the event here.