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

Angela Davis in Leipzig

Angela Davis in Leipzig

Part of the self-image of international solidarity among the socialist states was to support not only the national liberation movements in the countries of the Third World but also the communist parties in the Western world in order to promote social progress across the globe. Solidarity was also declared with Angela Davis, a well-known US civil rights activist and communist. She received an honorary doctorate from Karl Marx University Leipzig. The film is a joint effort of the amateurs of the Leipziger Pionierhaus (House of the Pioneers), the House of German-Soviet Friendship and two company film groups.

Stefan Gööck

Original Title: Angela Davis in Leipzig
Country: GDR
Year: 1972
Language: English, German
Subtitle: VO_German
Runtime: 13 min.
Format: .mp4
Color: B&W
Producer: Pionierfilmstudio Haus der Jungen Pioniere “Georg Schwarz”, Amateurfilmstudio “Ensemble DSF”, VEB VTA, DHfK

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.