ALLES GUT – I'M OKAY (Deutschland 2016, Pia Lenz, DOK.deutsch). Djaner and Ghofran, two children who have fled war and persecution, venture out into their new home of Hamburg. Pia Lenz’s observation of the pair has a delicateness that leaves you astonished and speechless.
BERLIN REBEL HIGH SCHOOL (Deutschland 2017, Alexander Kleider, DOK.deutsch). What is more important: learning by rote blindly or collective understanding? Alexander Kleider’s revealing education study is about a radical, self-managed high school in a Berlin backyard: where there’s no pressure to perform (or bullying) and, in return, happy pupils!
DANCER (Ukraine, Großbritannien, Russland, USA 2016, Steven Cantor, DOK.panorama). Sergei Polunin is the celebrated enfant terrible of the ballet world. At the age of four he embarked upon the career that led him to the Royal Ballet in London. But after years of extreme discipline, success appears to be a prison for him. An impressive dance film about growing up.