Children of spring

Children of spring

Original title
Children of spring
2019
Language
Arabic
Germany
Innovation
42 min
This film is part of the follwing short film programme:
Synopsis
A high-rise roof somewhere in Berlin. From the rooftop you can see the whole city. It is summer. On the roof is a group of refugees from Syria. The depth below reminds them of the depth of the sea. Above them is only sky. On this roof, they feel like they are back on their journey across the Mediterranean – lost on a small rubber boat. They begin to reenact the most dramatic situation they have survived during their flight: crossing the Mediterranean between Turkey and Greece. They try several times but the Turkish Coast Guard prevents them. During an attempt, water begins to swamp the boat – the refugees save themselves by swimming for hours.
Director(s)
Dusan Solomun
Script
Dusan Solomun, Dellair Youssef, Ahmad Alkurdi
Cast
Ahmad Alkurdi, Yazan Melhem, Dellair Youssef, Myriam Belhaj, Ahmed Roubied
Other Credits
Director Of Photography: Tilo Hauke; Art Direction: Muhanad Hariri; Costume Design: Jana Donis; Sound: Oscar Stiebitz; Editor: Jan Bihl; Sound Design: Oscar Stiebitz; Music: Emre Turkmeen
Director’s biography
Dusan Solomun was born in Belgrade, in Serbia and at a young age he moved with his family to Berlin, Germany, and was raised there. In 2006 he started studying at the FH Dortmund, major in film and television camera with a speciality in the subject of documentary. During his studies he made the film "5 minutes to 12” and the film "Bruckhausen – Souls in Universe" which participated at festivals Europe-wide. During his exchange year at the Bezalel Arts Academy in Jerusalem, he made his graduation film "Lod on the Map!", a documentary about 4 young musicians who live in Lod, a poor city in Israel. The movie was released 2012 at the Israel Film Festival Berlin. Since 2015, Solomun is working on various film and theater workshops with refugees from Syria. FILMOGRAPHY 2019 CHILDREN OF SPRING (43 min, docufiction) 2012 LOD ON THE MAP! (61 min, documentary, graduation project) 2010 BRUCKHAUSEN – SOULS IN UNIVERSE (48 min, documentary) 2008 5 MINUTES TO 12 (30 min, documentary) 2007 NEXT DOOR (7 min, fiction) 2007 THE MASK (2 min, fiction) 2006 MY OWN ROOM (5 min, mockumentary)