The nationwide "LETsDOK" documentary film days start next Monday. For the third time, there will then be more than 300 film screenings and events all around the topic of documentary film for a week from September 12 to 18 throughout Germany. The special feature is that documentary films will not only be shown in cinemas, but also in unusual places such as churches, courtyards, synagogues, schools, caves, gardens, in a monastery and in public squares - even away from the metropolises, in order to make documentary films an experience for everyone.
The more than 300 events include film screenings with panel discussions as well as other events and readings in over 150 locations. At most of the screenings, the filmmakers are on site for an in-depth discussion in order to communicate with the audience.
In addition, there are several cultural events as part of LETsDOK:
- "Working Worlds - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow" at the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks, where two films on the topic of structural change will be shown with subsequent discussion.
- "Kino & Kultur auf dem Ebertplatz" in Cologne on Sept. 17, with many documentaries and a reading by ARD Moscow studio director Udo Lielischkies from his book "Im Schatten des Kreml" ("In the Shadow of the Kremlin"), as well as a guided tour of the chandelier hall and a concert.
- As part of the "Film Event at Rehna Monastery" in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, two documentaries will be shown on Sept. 18, accompanied by a panel discussion on the topic of "Land between Use and Protection" and a reading.
LETsDOK is a kind of umbrella brand: the events are supported by the local organizers, with the support of AG DOK: a grassroots movement for documentary film.
Here you can find the nationwide program of LETsDOK.