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.