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.
DOK.horizonte Competition – Cinema of Urgency
The films in this series tell stories from countries in transition. They are supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from the BMZ and are nominated for the VIKTOR DOK.horizonte Competition, endowed with 5,000 euros. The award donor is the Petra-Kelly-Stiftung.
AGAINST THE TIDE (France, India 2023, Sarvnik Kaur). Friendship in a world where tradition meets globalisation: the story of the Indian Koli fishermen Ganesh and Rakesh.
ALONE (Iran 2022, Jafar Najafi). Amir’s lonely struggle to save his sisters from the shackles of patriarchy.
BAGHDAD ON FIRE (Iraq, Norway 2023, Karrar Al-Azzawi). “Nobody is the leader in this youth revolution!” – Tiba fights for a free Iraq.
DORPIE (Germany, South Africa 2022, Julia Jaki). A portrait of Lana, a community worker in South Africa, and her mission to prevent rape and murder.
ETILAAT ROZ – Eröffnungsfilm – THE ETILAAT ROZ (Afghanistan 2022, Abbas Rezaie). Kabul's downfall in august 2021 – a dramatic chamber play in the editorial offices of the newspaper Etilaat Roz.
FREE MONEY (Kenya, United States 2022, Lauren DeFilippo, Sam Soko). Can an unconditional basic income revolutionise development aid? An experiment in Kenya.
LÁZARO AND THE SHARK. CUBA UNDER THE SURFACE (Cuba, United States 2022, William Sabourin O'Reilly). Singing, conga, hip swinging. During carnival, people celebrate their contradictory homeland of Cuba.
LE SPECTRE DE BOKO HARAM (Cameroon, France 2023, Cyrielle Raingou). Volleys of gunfire in the distance: the threat of the terrorist militia Boko Haram is omnipresent in North Cameroon.
TANJA – TAGEBUCH EINER GUERILLERA – TANJA – UP IN ARMS (Germany 2023, Marcel Mettelsiefen). From university student to guerrilla fighter: a compelling portrait of the ex-FARC member, Tanja Nijmeijer.