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Presenting two films at Dok-Leipzig 2017

We are very happy to present two of our documentary fils at DOK-Leipzig, the leading festival for documentary films in Germany.


GWENDOLYN:  (in the Official Competition)

director: Ruth Kaaserer, producer: Jürgen Karasek, editor: Joanna Scrinzi
CineStar 8, 01.11.2017 22:00
CineStar 6, 03.11.2017 13:30
Schaubühne Lindenfels, 04.11.2017 22:00

Gwendolyn is in her mid-sixties, barely weighs 52 kg and is a three-time world champion in weightlifting. After battling salivary gland cancer, the retired anthropologist should really take a step back, but this is far from what Gwendolyn has in mind. She is training to become world champion once again. Supported by her devoted trainer Pat and her Ivorian husband Charlie, her fight against physical and personal limits begins.

NAMRUD (TROUBLEMAKER): (in the International Programe)
director: Fernando Romero-Forsthuber, producer: Jürgen Karasek, editor: Wolfgang Auer
CineStar 5, 03.11.2017 10:15
CineStar 8, 04.11.2017 22:00

Jowan Safadi, born as Palestinian in the State of Israel, is a famous musician and a true free spirit. With his band Fish Samak he delivers songs ranging from the political and social to the emotional and philosophical and gathered a huge fan-community in the Arabic world. Jowan is unafraid to speak his mind or tackle taboo subjects, and his lyrics, at once penetrating and witty, have also courted controversy on several occasions: Previously investigated by Israeli police for “inciting terrorism”, his last tour to Jordan ended with his arrest and an overnight stay in a Jordanian prison cell.
But this is just the beginning: standing for co-resistance instead of co-existence and criticising the stare society he lives in, Jowan struggles for his ideals – at any price.

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