The film programme of DOK.fest München. At the cinema. At home.
3 to 14 May 2023 at the Munich venues
8 to 21 May 2023 @home
As always, DOK.fest München opens the view out to the world: with 130 of the best and most current international documentaries from 55 countries. Our goal is the greatest possible participation in our films, which is why we bring them to the big screen in Munich cinemas as well as to home screens throughout Germany: DOK.fest stays dual.
ADVOCATE (Canada, Israel, Switzerland 2019, Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe Bellaiche, DOK.international Main Competition). “I’m the lawyer who always loses,” Lea Tsemel remarks. The Israeli human rights activist represents those who the nationalists call Palestinian terrorists. Tsemel talks about freedom fighters. In the fiery political climate, she speaks out for justice tirelessly.
ISIS, TOMORROW. THE LOST SOULS OF MOSUL (Germany, Italy 2018, Francesca Mannocchi, Alessio Romenzi, DOK.international Main Competition). Half a million children lived in Iraqi Mossul during the three-year occupation by the "Islamic State". Some of them, severely traumatized, talk about life in the city, which now lies in ruins: yesterday and today. What will be tomorrow? A shocking document.
DEAD SEA DYING (Germany 2019, Rebecca Zehr, Katharina Rabl, Student Award). Entrepreneurs, pilgrims and big corporations, all wishing for a better future – because who wouldn’t like to float in the Dead Sea? That is if it weren’t for the sea level that gets lower every year. A dialogue with a mute protagonist.
UNSETTLING (Israel, United Kingdom 2018, Iris Zaki, BEST OF FESTS). A left-wing filmmaker from Tel Aviv “occupies” an Israeli settlement on the West Bank – with two chairs. Over the course of a month she waits with her camera rolling to meet the controversial settlers. Candid access to a callous conflict.