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TRACING ADDAI

“I didn’t leave to get away from you, remember that“. Six weeks after his sudden disappearance, Addai sends an email to his mother. She replies: “I need you here, or at least in a safe place”. Her son had emigrated to Syria.Based on archive material, the animated documentary TRACING ADDAI tells the story of a young man in his early twenties who leaves his life in Germany behind with the intention to help people. In 2013, Addai joins a Salafist group in Syria. A few years later Addai’s mother meets Ilias, a returnee from Syria. Through their personal stories, the film composes a clearer picture of Addai’s story.


TRACING ADDAI

Germany
2018 | 30 min
Official Selection - International Competition (Short Films) | Animación

12 November, 20:00
14 November, 11:30


Director Esther Niemeier


Animation Jan Koester, Gregor Dashuber


Screenplay Esther Niemeier, Sarah-Christin Peter, Britta Strampe


Editing Sarah-Christin Peter


Sound Alexandra Praet


Music Robert Pilgram


Cinematography Omri Aloni


Cast Kais Setti, Benito Bause


Production Britta Strampe, Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf