AKRAM AND THE WALL IN THE SEA

AKRAM AND THE WALL IN THE SEA

Grimme-Prize nomination

We are very happy that our production has been nominated for the “Culture Prize” of the prestigious German Grimme-Prize 2014.

The 14-year old Akram is a fisherman from Gaza. He had to leave school with 12 years, because his father was sick and someone had to feed the family. He would have loved to continue school, but now he likes to be a fisherman. He belongs to a typical Palestinian family with 54 members, who all live in a big house in the centre of Gaza. His dream is to steer a big fisherboat. But like all other children in Gaza he also dreams of a life without war, bombs and destroyed houses.

a film by Carmen Butta;
Camera: John Toft
Sound: Mohamed Al Sosi, Munes Abu Nahel
Translation: Sami Ajrami, Issam Ballouz
Editing: Michelle Barbin, Philipp Gromov
Commissioning Editors: Claudia Schwab, Benjamin Manns, SWR
a HANFGARN & UFER production