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

Clean Hands

Clean Hands

Clean hands, clean engine hoods, clean-cut lawns. Everything is clean in this drive-in church in Daytona Beach, Florida. Christ’s blood is handed out ready-bottled at the gate, the priest’s appeal to Become Human! is received on 88.5 FM, collections are paid as easily as toll fees. It’s almost as if the cars themselves were praying in this motorist’s church – perhaps for a take-away absolution of their diesel sins.

Lukas Stern


Original Title: Clean Hands
Country: USA
Year: 2016
Language: English
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 9 min.
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Director: Lauren DeFilippo
Producer: Katherine Gorringe, Allison Kelley
Cinematographer: Lauren DeFilippo
Editor: Lauren DeFilippo
Sound: Josh Berger
Music: Hector Laguna

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.