DOK 365

DOK 365

From audience favourites and insider tips to documentaries and animated films for children and adults alike, a number of DOK Leipzig films can be seen outside the festival all year round. We will keep you up to date on films that are running in cinemas or available from the comfort of home.
In der Osthalle des Leipziger Hauptbahnhofs sitzen Menschen in Sitzreihen und schauen auf eine große Leinwand, die von der Decke hängt. Auf der Leinwand ein Baum in einer kargen Landschaft.
Film screening at Leipzig’s main station 2023
© Sophie Mahler
DOK Days

Join us at our monthly cinema date in Leipzig! We are looking forward to sharing cinema evenings with you outside of our festival week. At the DOK Days, we show festival highlights and audience favorites in selected cinemas in Leipzig and the region.


Next up:

“The Tuba Thieves”

28 May 2024, 19:30
at Cinémathèque Leipzig in der naTo
Admission is free!

On the occasion of the Diversity Day in Germany, we invite you to join us for a screening of the documentary “The Tuba Thieves”. We will screen the film in its original English version with English and German SDH subtitles. This will be followed by an audience discussion – we would like to share and talk about your viewing and listening experiences during the screening. We look forward to seeing you on 28 May!

Watch the film trailer (on Youtube)

A series of tuba thefts that occurred ten years ago at Californian schools is the starting point of a multilayered and entertaining reflection about sounds and music, how they are represented in images and described in words. The artist Alison O’Daniel tells the story from the perspective of Deaf people; her film resembles a musical composition that varies its material in several movements.

In one sequence we hear the swelling drone of a passenger plane flying at low altitude over a residential area and gradually drowning out the sounds of the wind before we first see its shadow glide over the houses and at last the source of the noise. The subtitles, an integral part of this film, not only describe the sounds in amazing precision but also quantify their acoustic pressure in decibels.

Read more about “The Tuba Thieves”



Cinema Release

These DOK Leipzig films are soon screening in theaters in Germany
Drei Schwarze Menschen sitzen nebeneinander auf einer Bank und lächeln in die Kamera.
For the Time Being

Directed by: Nele Dehnenkamp

For years, Michelle has been trying to prove her imprisoned husband’s innocence. A documentary thriller about a tireless struggle against the U.S. American justice system.

Ein Paar in traditioneller Tracht küsst sich umringt von anderen Paaren auf einer Tanzfläche.
We Call Her Hanka

Directed by: Grit Lemke

Sorbian life in Lusatia, today. Encounters with a population who are reclaiming their identity, language and culture out of the local museums into present-day Federal Germany.


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