THE FILM PROGRAMME OF DOK.fest MÜNCHEN @HOME
DOK.fest München 2021 @home came to a close on 23 May. 131 films from 43 countries were shown.
Here you can find an overview of all the films. The programme booklet can be viewed here.
WHITE MAMA (Russian Federation 2018, Zosya Rodkevich, Evgeniya Ostanina, DOK.guest Canada). On the outskirts of Moscow, a mother lives with her six children and her new husband. They decide to adopt a seventh child, a boy with mental health problems and the harmony in the family comes under threat.
BRUCE LEE & THE OUTLAW (Czech Republic, Netherlands, United Kingdom 2018, Joost Vandebrug, DOK.international). Nicu, a young homeless kid, lives in the tunnels under Bucharest with the criminal known as Bruce Lee, the king of the underworld. The home that Bruce offers is supposedly safe, but when Nicu becomes seriously ill, everything suddenly changes and the youngster gets a chance at a different life.
ISIS, TOMORROW. THE LOST SOULS OF MOSUL (Germany, Italy 2018, Francesca Mannocchi, Alessio Romenzi, DOK.international). 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.
BEFORE FATHER GETS BACK – SANAM MAMA DABRUNDEBA (France, Georgia, Germany 2018, Mari Gulbiani, DOK.horizonte). Teenagers Iman and Eva take part in a film course at their school in a small Georgian village and document their everyday life. Meanwhile their father is far away in Syria fighting for the Islamic State. Radical transformations captured in calm sequences.
YOU ARE MY FRIEND – JIJ BENT MIJN VRIEND (Netherlands 2018, Petra Lataster-Czisch, Peter Lataster, DOK.panorama). Branche and Ayham make friends in a class for new arrivals. But, when Ayham suddenly leaves, young Branche is devastated. Will he find another friend? One day Branche also has to go: now he can attend a normal primary school class.