Six films at the DOKer festival that inspire innovation
This year for the competition “LET IT DOK!” received 350 films, of which six made it to the final. For example, the story of a Czech miner who decided to radically change his life and become a programmer; a shocking film experiment aimed at preventing crimes against children and adolescents in the virtual space; a picture of love with home androids.
The article details each finalist film. You can see them on the big screen at the DOKer festival, which will take place from 18 to 27 June at the Oktyabr cinema.
Let IT DOK Program 2021
1. Love 3.0
Director: Olga Pankratova
Russia, 2020, 24 min.
The future is for the lonely. Relationships turn into algorithms. The greater the choice of partners, the less you want to dwell on someone. Dating services are not interested in you finding someone. The best friend of men is a home android. And girls, in general, too.
2. Caught in the net
Directors: Vit Klusak, Barbora Khalupova
Czech Republic, 2020, 100 min.
An experimental documentary in which three actresses teach children and adolescents online safety by their own example. How to avoid becoming a victim of sexual crimes and blackmail in the virtual space?
3. New shift
Director: Jindrich Andrsch
Czech Republic, 2020, 94 min.
Thomas worked in a coal mine for 25 years, and when it closed, he decided to become a programmer and enrolled in professional retraining courses. Will the 40-year-old punk miner manage to fit in with the hipster computer scientists?
4. Death. Not
Director: Valeria Saraykina
Russia, 2020, 23 min.
Tomorrow we will no longer be afraid of death. Thanks to cybernetic implants. Digital Consciousness. Cryogenic freezing. Other life extension technologies. Humanity is on the verge of immortality. Or not?
5. The grocer’s son, the mayor, the village and the whole world …
Director: Claire Simon
France / Belgium, 2020, 111 min.
Residents of the commune of Lussa meet in a former store that has unexpectedly become the home of a streaming platform. The project was inspired by the Lussa Arthouse Documentary Film Festival for thirty years. While farmers and winemakers cultivate the fields and harvest the crops, documentary dreamers are creating their own service to create and broadcast films.
Director: Yulia Bobkova
Russia, 2020, 25 min.
Corporations are fighting for you today. They will improve the quality of life. But they will collect data about every step and make decisions for you. What do you eat for dinner? What to see in the evening? What will you do tomorrow? The ecosystem will decide.
Screenings of IT films will be held from June 19 to June 24, while DOKer itself will last longer – from June 18 to June 27 (you can see the full program of the festival by following the link Program 2020 | DOKer Film Festival (midff.ru)… It will be possible to see the films first (within the framework of LET IT DOK! – four world premieres) in the spacious halls of the Oktyabr cinema at 24 Novy Arbat.
It is also curious that when you come to the show, you will act as a jury. The best picture “LET IT DOK!” will determine the results of the audience voting. By the way, last year the choice fell on the debut of the Israeli director Itamar Rose – “100 million views”. The director (who also appeared in the film and as the main character) wondered how to become popular on YouTube. This time there are no tapes in Hebrew among IT films. But the program includes three Russian tapes at once.