64nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film

Germany, October 25 - October 31 2021

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The jury

Petra Meterc (Slovenia), Jérôme Michaud (Canada, Montreal), Maximilian Schäffer (Germany)

Awarded films


The jury motivated its choice:
“For questioning the means of production in the context of hard physical labour and the perception of freedom and dignity in a globalized world. For giving her protagonists autonomous voices. For finding a microcosm where words of the past echo into the future.”


Maximilian Schäffer reviews the winning film, Words of Negroes.
Photo: DOK Leipzig 2021, Hyejeong Yoo