Documentary | 2015 | Germany

    Brief synopsis

    An odyssey, coming of age and family separation story of two brothers filmed in course of five years since the law of “forced reintegration” have been signed between Kosovo and Germany and other EU states.

    Kefaet and Selami, two young brothers and rap artists grew up in the hip-hop culture in Essen/Germany. Kefaet was born in Kosovo and taken by his parents to Germany at the age of four. He was married and has two children. Selami was born in Essen and has never been to Kosovo at all. During a dramatic night in March 2010, they are deported to Kosovo, a complete unknown country to them. Separated from their family and friends they try to cope with their situation and do everything in their power to return to Germany. But administration and asylum laws are standing in their way.


    Camera Departmentdirector of photography Janis Mazuch
    Director's DepartmentdirectorSami Mustafa
    Editingeditor Carina Mergens
    Production Mgt.assistant production manager Caroline Prinz-Holtorf
    Sound Departmentproduction sound mixer Filipp Forbergeinen Teil des Projektes
    Sound Post Productionsound re-recording mixer Tom Blankenberg
    Sound Post Productionsound designer Tom Blankenberg

    Production companies

     Corso Film - und Fernsehproduktion [de]als Hupe Film- und Fernsehproduktion


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Sami Mustafa2016DOK.fest MünchenDOK.transitNominated