Father of Akka | © Katja Tauber
© Katja Tauber
Short Documentary | 2016-2018 | Docu | Germany

Shooting data

Number of shooting days10

Project data

Length of movie19:23
Aspect ratioWidescreen USA (1 : 1,85)
Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 channels)

Brief synopsis

Abu Akka tells us his story as a mosaic of memories as we stroll through his hometown. He grew up in a far from perfect neighborhood. There is a shadow over Abu Akka's Past - a prank he pulled as a child that went disastrously wrong. He was consequently sent to prison as a small child and still faces the consequences of that day. But he also remembers the good times in this fisherman town. There he met his first and only love: Céline, a Swiss backpacker.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Isa IsaHimself [L]
Sadan AshqarHimself [SR]


Director of photographyKatja Tauber
1st assistant cameraVitali Agronov
DirectorKatja Tauber
DirectorVera Grinblat
EditorAntonia-Marleen Klein
ComposerArtur Sommerfeld
ProducerKatja Tauber
ProducerMarius Kimmelbis Frühjahr 2017
Line producerMartin Kopischke
CreatorKatja Tauber
Subtitle translationNaomi Kantor
Subtitle translationIlanit Ilia Manning
Subtitle translationMarat Beltser
Subtitle translationAya Shapovalov
Subtitle translationGal Peleg
Production sound mixerJordan Sultana
Production sound mixerAntonia-Marleen Klein
Production sound mixerEshkar Galili
Production sound mixerLiron De Castro
Production sound mixerPeleg Yefet
ResearchMaya Sikron

Production companies

ifs Internationale Filmschule Köln GmbH


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Vera Grinblat2018Film Festival Cologne [de]Reihe: Double GazeNominated