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Thursday 17 June | 17:30 - 19:15 | Kino in der Reitschule

Opening Ceremony

A Year in Exile


Malaz Usta | Turkey 2020 | Arabic (EN) | 19 min


An immigrant’s first year in a metropolitan city outside his small country. Through a collection of moving images and sounds the film exhibits what he faces, the pictures that he sees, the crowded thoughts in his head, and the state of emotional shock that he lives throughout the year.



Jwan Abdo | Germany/Syria 2020 | German/English (EN) | 27 min


The fictional story of two people from different cultures meeting in Berlin.  The two exchange views on topics such as love, war, business and work. The film sequences were shot in Berlin, but also in Syria.


The film screening will be followed by a talk with Jwan Abdo

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