BEGEGNUNG IM KNAST (Deutschland 1981, Georg Stefan Troller, Retrospektive). Last chance saloon. In the high security prison of Moundsville, West Virginia, some convicted felons are tasked with getting a group of young delinquents back on the right track. A disturbing social experiment – fearlessly brought to the screen.
CAMERAPERSON (USA 2016, Kirsten Johnson, DOK.international). CAMERAPERSON is a diary of memories and images – a collection of documentary footage from Kirsten Johnson’s 25-year career as a camera operator. A film about the influence of images on the way that we see the world.
LOVETRUE (USA 2016, Alma Har'el, DOK.panorama). Three young people in different corners of the USA reflect on their ideas about love. Reality and the inner lives of the protagonists intertwine in an intoxicating flow of images and we get lost in the delightful magic of performance and music.
PRE-CRIME (Deutschland 2017, Monika Hielscher, Matthias Heeder, DOK.euro.vision). Software that predicts when and where a crime will be committed: it sounds like science fiction but this has long been established as a means for preventing crime. This investigative documentary film uncovers the new technology’s top-secret algorithms.
RANCHER, FARMER, FISHERMAN (USA 2016, Susan Froemke, John Hoffman, DOK.special). From the Montana Rockies to the Kansas wheat fields and the Gulf of Mexico: Families who work the land and sea are crossing political divides to find unexpected ways to protect the natural resources vital to their livelihoods.
RON KOVIC – WARUM VERSCHWINDEST DU NICHT (Deutschland 1977, Georg Stefan Troller, Retrospektive). Oliver Stone’s Oscar-winning film BORN ON THE 4TH OF JULY and the worldwide hit BORN IN THE USA by Bruce Springsteen are based on the memoir by Ron Kovic. Troller draws a multi-faceted portrait of a Vietnam War veteran, whose story lays bare the trauma of an entire nation.
RUMBLE – THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD (Kanada 2017, Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana, DOK.music - Open Air). The Ramones, the Rolling Stones, Iggy Pop and the Foo Fighters – they have all been influenced by the sound of the indigenous musicians of North America. With exclusive interviews and absorbing archive material the film provides the missing chapter in popular music history.