In the 62. Festival for documentary and animated film in Leipzig (Doc.Leipzig) was the main prize in the German competition this year at Pablo Ben-Yakov for the controversial Film “Lord of the Toys”.
The documentary portrays a group of Dresdner Youtubers who Express openly racist, sexist and anti-Semitic. Already the presentation of the film, had urged the Festival to an opinion: “Lord of the Toys” is accused of Affirmation to the portrait.
festival Director Leena Pasanen did not comment on the allegations in a press release: “We share the attitude that this Film is affirmative. With his precise observations and a critical arrangement, he creates a youth culture and their terrifying language,” she said.
The left action Alliance “in Leipzig takes place,” criticized the Film for “, among other things, players in the right scene, to be unreflective,” and called for a Protest. In the end it had not been to the screening of the film on Wednesday evening, quiet in the cinema, told the “Leipziger Volkszeitung” (“LVZ”) .
A woman from the audience but I wondered why a Film, and shown rotated to listen to the racist, sexist and anti-Semitic slogans, said the “LVZ”. “Because of the close temporal sequences” can be no more detailed discussion, informed the Doc.Leipzig. It further talks with the film but makers planned.
The award ceremony, explained the Doc.Leipzig that the Film is “smart, extremely brave, and of a painful political sensitivity, it is differentiated.” Last year, the Festival had to justify for the Look of the Pegida-a film “Mondays in Dresden”.