DOK LEIPZIG 30 OCTOBER – 5 NOVEMBER 2017
60TH INTERNATIONAL LEIPZIG FESTIVAL FOR DOCUMENTARY AND ANIMATED FILM
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

Bigwigs and Ideology


Bigwigs and Ideology


CATALOGUE TEXT
The big anniversaries of the “big brother”, the Soviet Union, and its foundation myth were celebrated ad nauseam in the GDR. We can see this in the public appearances of mostly regional and local GDR dignitaries that are preserved on film in the Saxon State Archive.

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 2017 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.