When paul came over the sea

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Documentary, 98 min

Dir: Jakob Preuss

Prod: Weydemann Bros /ZDF

DP: Juan Sarmiento G.

Language: German, French, Spanish

Subtitles: English, German

Year of completion: 2017

Paul has made his way from his home in Cameroon across the Sahara to the Moroccan coast where he now lives in a forest waiting for the right moment to cross the Mediterranean. This is where he meets Jakob, a filmmaker from Berlin, who is filming along Europe's borders. Soon afterwards, Paul manages to cross over to Spain on a rubber boat. He survives - but half of his companions die on this tragic 50 hour odyssey. Held for two months in a deportation centre, upon his release Paul meets Jakob again at a shelter for migrants in Southern Spain. When Paul decides to continue on to Germany, Jakob has to make a choice: will he become an active part of Paul's pursuit of a better life or remain a detached documentary filmmaker?

The project is the new film of award winning German documentary director Jakob Preuss (“The other Chelsea – A story from Donetsk”).

It premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam and Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken.

News about the film: Weydemann Bros. / facebook

Cinema release Germany: August 31: Farbfilm Verleih