66th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film

DOK Leipzig 2023
08.10.2023 to 15.10.2023

On 15 October, DOK Leipzig 2023 opened with the film "White Angel - The End of Marinka" by Arndt Ginzel. which documents the fate of the inhabitants of the small Ukrainian town of Marinka. Since 2016, an Interreligious Jury appointed by INTERFILM and SIGNIS has been observing the festival.

Link: Festival website


Kumva - Which Comes from Silence
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In "Kumva - Which Comes from Silence"  the jury appreciates the film's main topic, as silence not only gives rise to terrible memories of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, but also to the need for new generations to live together in dialogue and with respect.

More about the festival

66 editions of a major international festival of non-fiction films (documentaries and animations) is in itself a sign of significant attention. Leipzig has long established and defended its name as an important centre for world cinema of the two types mentioned, and this holds true especially strongly for the documentary production.