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

Joe Boots

Joe Boots

Joe leaves high school to join the army. The terrorist attacks of September 11th have created new bogeymen and military equipment is extremely fascinating. He is not yet 20 when he goes to war in Iraq and realises that this is not a game. The film finds images for Joe’s inner states after his return: with no contact with his environment or himself his experiences never lose their hold on him. The power of his stories makes the futility of all those war operations tangible.

Leopold Grün


Original Title: Joe Boots
Country: USA, Germany
Year: 2017
Language: English
Subtitle: German
Runtime: 29 min.
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Director: Florian Baron
Producer: Florian Baron
Cinematographer: Johannes Waltermann
Editor: Maja Tennstedt
Music: Fatima Camara, Jana Irmert
Sound: Jana Irmert, Linus Nickl, Nils Vogel-Bartling
Script: Florian Baron

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.