44th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film

16.10.2001 to 21.10.2001


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The directors enter enemy territory: the Israeli filmmakers observe the everyday life of three Palestinian widows and their children in a house in Hebron. Surrounded by the Israeli army, the women try to preserve remnants of dignity and self-determination. We admire the courage with which the authors subvert the traditional images of the enemy. On a high journalistic level, their film opens our eyes to the reality behind the daily flood of news - and it shows that peace is sometimes only a snowball's throw away.

Black Soul
Schwarze Seele
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In just ten minutes, the film unfolds the entire panorama of African-American culture: from slavery to jazz music. Drawing, colours and music flow together into an impressive stream of images.