Seit Jahrzehnten wird Kenia von Terroranschlägen der islamischen Al-Shabaab erschüttert. Zwischen Christen und Muslimen wachsen Angst und Misstrauen. Bis im Dezember 2015 den Passagieren eines Reisebusses ein beispielloses Zeugnis der Menschlichkeit gelingt.
For almost a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until in December 2015, muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.
Oscar®-nominated for best live action short film.
Director: Katja Benrath
Cinematography: Felix Striegel
Production: Tobias Rosen
Music: Elisabeth Kaplan, Florian Hirschmann
Editor: Julia Drache
Cast: Adelyne Wairimu, Abdiwali Farrah, Barkhad Abdirahman, Charles Karumi, Faysal Ahmed
Script: Julia Drache
Winner, Golden Student Academy Awards
Golden Tadpole, Camerimage Int. Film Festival
CineStar Award, Nordic Film Days Lübeck
Gold Award, Int. Student Film and Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy
Audience Favorite Award, DC Shorts Film Festival
Best African Short Film, Durban Int. Film Festival
Audience Choice Award, Leiden Int. Short Film Experience
Best Short Film, San Sebastian Int. Human Rights Film Festival
THESS International Short Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Griechenland
Montefeltro Film School Festival, Pennabilli, Italien
11th Pentedattilo Film Festival, Italien
International Short Film Festival ISFF ZUBROFFKA in Bialystok, Polen
Mind the Indie Film Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgarien
Caminhos Film Festival, Coimbra, Portugal
5th Ajyal Youth Film Festival, Katar
FILMZ – FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS, Mainz
GrandOff World Independent Short Film Awards, Warschau, Polen
Lublin Film Festival 2017, Polen
28. Kinofest Lünen
PÖFF_Black Nights Film Festival, Tallinn, Estland
Interfilm_Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Berlin
7. Flensburger Kurzfilmtage
14th International Women’s Film Festival KIN, Yerevan, Armenien
25th Camerimage_International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematoraphy, Polen
59. Nordischen Filmtage Lübeck
13th Early Bird International Students Film Festival, Sofia, Bulgarien
39. Biberacher Filmfestspiele
16th Reggio Film Festival, Italien
Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2017, Schottland
Leiden International Film Festival (LIFF), Leiden, Niederlande
6th Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival, Spanien
16th International Best of Short Films Festival, LA CIOTAT, Frankreich
16th International Student Film and Video Festival_Beijing Film Academy, Beijing, China
14. Internationalen Kurzfilmfestivals „kurz.film.spiele“, Konstanz
STIFF_Student International Film Festival, Rijeka, Kroatien
Cinema Falls Shorts Fest 2017, South Dakota, USA
12. The International Short Film Festival of Cyprus
“Eat My Shorts” – Hagener Kurzfilmfestival
Heartland Film Festival, Indianapolis, USA
14. Filmfest Eberswalde
14th Sedicicorto International Film Festival Forli, San Martino in Strada, Italien
San Diego International Film Festival line up!, CA, USA
10. Festival_Filmzeit Kaufbeuren
Baltic Film Art Festival, Lübeck
Toronto Shorts_International Film Festival, Kanada
First Step Film Fest”- International Student Film Festival, Titana, Albanien
18. FIRST STEPS – Der Deutsche Nachwuchspreis, Berlin
18th Annual Port Townsend Film Festival, WA, USA
The International Short Film Festival of Cyprus
Quebec City Film Festival, Kanada
Arroios Film Festival, Lissabon, Portugal
Inventa un Film, Lenola, Italien
14th Jameson Cinefest Miskolc IFF, Ungarn
Kunstgriff Rolle – Dithmarscher Kurzfilmfest, Heide
DC Shorts Film Festival, Washington, USA
Kraljevski Filmski Festival, Kraljevo, Serbien
28th?Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival, Brasilien
8th BronzeLens Film Festival, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
41. Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt
13th HollyShorts Film Festival, LA, USA
ALPINALE Kurzfilmfestival, Nenzing, Österreich
21st LA Shorts International Film Festival, USA
Fünf Seen Filmfestival, Gilching
24th OpenEyes Filmfest, Marburg
38th Durban International Film Festival, Durban, Süd Afrika
Shorts at Moonlight_Kurzfilmfestival e.V., Hofheim
Festival Partie(s) de Campagne, Frankreich
20. Zanzibar International Film Festival, TanzaniaCompetition
Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis 2017
19th Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival, Israel
Wendland Shorts 2017, Salderatzen
Internationalen Filmfest Emden-Norderney
Brooklyn Film Festival, New York, USA
Leiden International Short Film Experience, Niederlande
SEHSÜCHTE_46th International Student Film Festival, Potsdam-Barbelsberg
22th Brussels Short Film Festival, Brüssel, Belgien
Bermuda International Film Festival, Bermuda, USA
15th San Sebastian International Human Rights Film Festival, San Sebastián, Spanien
Festival Internacional de Cine Universitario Kinoki, Mexiko
GRR Giovani Registi Raccontano, Ravenna, Italien
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