30.09. - 09.10.2021

Watu Wote Germany, Kenya 2017 | 22 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

Katja Benrath

KATJA BENRATH (*1979) completed her studies in Singing and Acting in Vienna, where she also discovered filmmaking. Her short films Babydoll (2009), No one pukes in Heaven (2013) and Tilda (2016) have been playing successfully on many international festivals. During her master studies at Hamburg Media School she directed Where have you been (2015), Secrecies (2015) and Watu Wote – All of us (2017).

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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. Watu Wote – All of us won in 2017 a Student Academy Award.
Original title: Watu Wote
Film type: Short
Original language: Swahili, Somali
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Katja Benrath
Screenplay: Julia Drache
Cast: Adelyne Wairimu, Abdiwali Farrah, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Saada Mohammed, Charles Karumi, Justin Mirichii
Producer: Tobias Rosen
Director of Photography: Felix Striegel
Music: Florian Hirschmann, Elisabeth Kaplan
Production Design: Nancy Aluoch, Claire Marie Njoki
Editor: Julia Drache
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor: Hamburg Media School
World Sales: Hamburg Media School
Production: Hamburg Media School; Lightbox Africa
Contact: Petra Barkhausen, Hamburg Media School:


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