ARRI AMIRA Award 2019: REDISCOVERY – GENOPDAGELSEN (Dänemark 2019, Phie Ambo, DOK.focus humaNature). 47 young people spend ten weeks fending for themselves on an abandoned construction site. What sounds like an adventure holiday is an excursion into grassroots democracy. Here, rules are discussed, an economic system created and the question asked: what is learning?
LAS HERMANAS DE ROCINANTE (Deutschland, Schweiz 2019, Alexandra Kaufmann, DOK.international). Paula and Xana love horses and help out as often as possible on Lois’ farm. Lois looks after neglected animals, which makes them all the more endearing. A touching filmic novella about a childhood in Spain and the first encounter with death.
THE SOUND IS INNOCENT (Tschechische Republik, Frankreich, Slowakei 2019, Johana Ožvold, DOK.panorama). Transcending time, THE SOUND IS INNOCENT takes us into the inner world of electronic music. A spectacular voyage from the beginnings of audio technology to the French avant garde and contemporary artists - and back again. Poets behind their computer screens.