-Warrior between Worlds-
Karim, a German soldier, must painfully experience what it is like to be a stranger in your own country.
Karim, a German soldier, has to track down terrorists in a refugee camp. He is supposed to obtain confidential information from a contact person despite a curfew at night. On the streets of the small East German town he falls into the clutches of a self-appointed militia.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Dino Weisz is a German film director and screenwriter. After his film studies in France (Université Paris 8), Weisz completed his diploma at the HfbK Hamburg with Wim Wenders and Gerd Roscher. His thesis film is an experimental road movie through the East German provinces. His current film “Farasha” also takes place in a small East German town and shows the strong division in the German society on the subject of migration.
Since I shot my diploma film a few years ago in small East German towns, the East of Germany has changed a lot. Fear, insecurity and xenophobia have increased. I am shocked by the resurgence of the right wing in the region. With Farasha I want to show the absurdity of a situation that calls for change. People who are afraid of social change meet people who have been deprived of everything and who have to start all over again. And in between, there are people who have been living for years in one of Germany’s big cities, in a country of immigration that offers a home to people with a different cultural mind set.
Karim, as a “warrior between worlds,“ bears the burden of this division on his shoulders. With his Turkish roots he fights for a Germany of open-mindedness. He is a strong hero who is shaken by the situation in a small town.
I see the film as a critical description of the current state of affairs. I hope analysis of this situation will provoke a necessary discussion about this topic.
Country: Germany, 2019
Duration: 27 min
Completion Dates: Juli 2019
Production Budget: 60 000 Euro
Thema: Migration, Xenophobia, Homeland
Distribution: Wunderwelt Pictures GbR