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Berlinale adds docs to Perspektive Deutsches Kino

The Berlin International Film Festival has revealed the German documentary titles playing at next month's event, which already includes non-fiction projects from Werner Herzog and Kevin Macdonald.
January 10, 2012

The Berlin International Film Festival has revealed the German documentary titles for this year’s event, which already includes non-fiction projects from Werner Herzog and Kevin Macdonald .

Five non-fiction efforts will screen during the February festival’s 2012 Perspektive Deutsches Kino program – three full-length and two medium-length films.

The program, made up of 13 films, includes This Ain’t California by Marten Persiel, a documentary on skateboarders in 1980s East Germany; and Dichter und Kämpfer (Rhymers and Rivals) from Marion Hütter, on young slam poets from Berlin, Leipzig, Bochum and Stuttgart.

Other docs selected for the program are Alice Gruia’s  53-minute doc Rodicas; Man for a Day by Katarina Peters; and Matthias Stoll’s Sterben nicht vorgesehen (Dying Not Planned For).

The festival runs from February 9 to 19.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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