Dok Leipzig — 63rd Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Aninated Film, (World Premiere of The Annotated Field Guide of Ulysses S. Grant)
The Annotated Field Guide of Ulysses S. Grant — a musical 16mm documentary following Grant's destruction of the fake white supremacist country called the Confederate States of America — is premiering in the international competition at Dok Leipzig.
For four years in the 1860’s half of the United States was held hostage by an unrecognized white supremacist republic. Shot on 16mm in national military parks, swamps, forests and the suburban sprawl across the former battlefields, the film follows General Grant’s path liberating the southern United States. It focuses not only on his battles but on massacres committed by Confederate armies and the role of enslaved people in the war. With additional illustrations and animations from hex & counter wargames and bubblegum cards that were popular after the Centennial Anniversary of the Civil War, the film features original music and a sweet sound design.