Summer Preview of Dokumentale'24

Join us from 18-21 July to experience the world of storytelling on the big screen. The Summer Preview is a sneak peek of the first Dokumentale, which takes place in Berlin from 10-20 October. Expect international award-winning documentaries, good music and cool drinks.

The Making Of A Japanese

"The Making Of A Japanese" takes you into the microcosm of a public primary school in Tokyo. Discipline, a sense of community and good manners are highly valued here. An intriguing look at the interplay between individualism and respect in everyday life.
"A Thousand Cuts" takes you right into the centre of the fight for press freedom in the Philippines. The award-winning documentary follows renowned journalist Maria Ressa, who has become a central target in President Rodrigo Duterte's campaign against free media.
"Son of the Mullah" portrays the Iranian journalist Ruhollah Zam. In exile in France, he risks his life daily to reveal the corruption of the Iranian regime. When he is tricked into an ambush in Iraq in 2019, he is once again closely confronted with the brutality of the government.

Music, Love, Resistance

An unforgettable evening at the stunning Kater Blau, featuring four outstanding short documentaries, great drinks, and fantastic music.
Do you know the story behind the world's most famous protest song? With exclusive music rights and interviews with influential personalities from the past and present, a comprehensive picture of this revolutionary song emerges.
In "Queendom", the young Russian activist Gena fights against the country's anti-queer laws with radical performances. Through her artistic, eye-catching performances, she merges art and activism and risks her own safety on a daily basis.
"Kabul Beauty" takes you to Afghanistan, where two best friends, Sofia and Nigina, run a beauty parlour in Kabul. In the midst of Taliban rule, their salon offers a retreat for women where they can openly discuss the current situation.
“Painting Dhaka” delves into the world of graffiti. In the slums of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, the documentary follows children who discover the power of this unique art form.
“Nomad Solitude” follows three women who are at home in their cars. A touching insight into the life of the modern nomads whose daily life is equally marked by enormous freedom and crushing loneliness.
“Catching Fire” tells the story of Anita Pallenberg. She was a model, actress and muse of the Rolling Stones and embodied sex, drugs and rock'n'roll like no other. Excerpts from her unpublished memoirs add to the intimacy of the portrait.

Our Event Passes

Summer Pass

25,00 € / 20,00 €*

Three films of your choice during the Summer‑Preview of the Dokumentale'24.

Early Bird Pass

70,00 € / 55,00 €*

All events and films of the Summer‑Preview and the Dokumentale'24 in October 2024.

All prices quoted are total prices including VAT.
* Reduced price for students, volunteers, trainees, unemployed people, and interns.