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MONTAGS IN DRESDEN / Merkel Must Go

MONTAGS IN DRESDEN / Merkel Must Go

There have been weekly demonstrations in Dresden since October 2014. Calling themselves "Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the Occident", Pegida in short, numerous people have banded together to carry their protest against the government into the street. "Who protests here and what are their reasons?" To find answers, director Sabine Michel followed three Pegida supporters. With its open-minded interest in the life and mindsets of its protagonists, the film gets very close to phenomena which often seem containable only by hackneyed phrases: angry citizens, fake media, the left-behinds, the elites. (Lukas Stern, Dok Leipzig)

Sabine Michel
Born 1971 in Dresden, she first worked as a camera assistant. She studied film at the FEMIS in Paris and later at the “Konrad Wolf” school for Film and TV in Potsdam/Babelsberg. In 2005 she directed the feature “Nimm dir dein Leben”, working with renowned DP Jürgen Jürges. In 2013 she directed the documentary “Zonenmädchen”, in which she processed her own experiences after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Film Selection: Montags in Dresden (Merkel Must Go, 2017, doc) — Zonenmädchen (2013, doc) — Mein Leben – Der Gentlemanboxer Henry Maske (2011, TV doc) — Take a Picture – Die Fotografin Sibylle Bergemann (2011, TV doc, Adolf - Grimmepreis) — Mädchengeschichten – Liebe Pauline (2010, TV doc) — Mädchengeschichten – Bom Dia, Jana (2008, TV doc) — Nimm Dir Dein Leben (2005) — Hinten scheißt die Ente (2001)

Competition Documentary 2018

Sabine Michel

Germany 2017
DCP / color
83 minutes
German
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Martin Langner
Editing
Vinzent Kutsche
Sound
Johannes Schneeweiß
Producers
Susann Schimk

Trailer

Production

solo:film GmbH, MDR, RBB
World Sales

Visible Film

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
DOK Leipzig 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere