The Film Programme of DOK.fest München. At the cinema. At home.
The 37th DOK.fest München came to an end on 22 May 2022, the first time it was shown in dual form:
04 to 15 May 2022 at the Munich venues
09 to 22 May 2022 @home
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DREAMCATCHER (United Kingdom, United States 2015, Kim Longinotto, DOK.international). Brenda, a former prostitute, has made it her business to give young women in Chicago a better future. She tirelessly fights with the Dreamcatcher Foundation for victims of violence and prostitution. She never denounces them but instead gives the women what they need: love and hope.
OF MEN AND WAR (France, Switzerland 2014, Laurent Bécue-Renard, DOK.international). The Pathway Home is a facility for soldiers who have served in Iraq and have post-traumatic stress disorder. Blighted by anxiety, aggression and relationship problems, they speak of their bloody experiences of war in group therapy sessions. Bécue-Renard closely observes their difficult journey back to civilian life.
DESERT HAZE (Belgium 2014, Sofie Benoot, DOK.panorama). Diverse stories of human life in the US desert: Native Americans, pioneers, environmental destruction, tourism… Dramatically refined and visually sophisticated, the film questions man’s intrusion into nature without making judgements.
MISSION CONTROL TEXAS (Germany 2014, Ralf Bücheler, Munich Premieres). For 17 years the independent television show, “The Atheist Experience,” has been broadcasted from Texas. Its presenters discuss questions of belief, politics, abortion and creationism with Christian callers, maintaining their sense of humour throughout. It is not always easy to be an atheist in the bible belt.
ABOVE & BELOW (Germany, Switzerland 2015, Nicolas Steiner, DOK.special). A hermit in the Nevada desert, a couple in the sewage system under Las Vegas and astronauts in the red desert. This film allows the outcasts to have their say. Their otherness is fascinating and through their stories it becomes clear that there are completely understandable reasons for them being outsiders.
CITIZENFOUR (Germany, United States 2014, Laura Poitras, DOK.special). NSA, Tempora, Prism, Merkelgate. Since the revelations made by whistleblower Edward Snowden, the digital world has been transformed. In her Oscar-winning film, director, Laura Poitras, follows the scandal around national surveillance programmes and portrays a young man who has the uncompromising courage to stand up for his beliefs.