Germany 2018, 30 min, German, Hebrew & English subtitles
Addai had hoped this would be a new beginning. Without telling anyone, he left his home in Germany and joined a group of fighters in Syria. His mother and the director (to whom he was close) set out in search of answers and tell his complicated story in a beautiful, emotionally-charged animated film.
Previous Festivals:Tampere Film Festival
Shorts Competition 2 - Heart of DarknessSat 19.05 14:30 Cinemateque 2 Filmmaker Present
Shorts Competition 2 - Heart of DarknessThu 24.05 10:30 Cinemateque 2
Winners of the Shorts and Student Competitions: Tracing Addai and My Father's SonFri 25.05 14:00 Cinemateque 5 Filmmaker Present
Production: Britta Strampe
Production Company: Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf
Script: Esther Niemeier, Sarah-christin Peter, Britta Strampe
Editing: Sarah-christin Peter
Cinematography: Omri Aloni
Music: Robert Pilgram
Esther Niemeier is a director and producer working in both the UK and Germany. Esther is currently enrolled in the MFA Documentary Directing at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. ‘Tracing Addai’ is her graduation film, funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and coproduced by German broadcaster RBB.