DOK Leipzig 29 October – 4 November 2018
61st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

Bohemia, IA

Bohemia, IA

90 per cent of the “Corn State” Iowa are used for agriculture. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that the “natives” this film focuses on are naive hillbillies. They make music and take Polaroid pictures, watch lectures on quantum physics on YouTube or discuss whether Elvis or Picasso is more “goth”. Buddy Holly’s “Listen to Me” drifts over from a cornfield – and Iowa’s other attribute of “Swing State” suddenly takes on a different meaning.

Esther Buss


Original Title: Bohemia, IA
Country: Germany, USA
Year: 2017
Language: English
Subtitle: No
Runtime: 30 min.
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Director: Angelo Wemmje
Producer: Angelo Wemmje (Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln)
Cinematographer: Angelo Wemmje
Editor: Angelo Wemmje
Script: Angelo Wemmje

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig 2018 catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author's name. All articles where no author’s name is given are production notes.