A family in Kabul, consisting of two parents and four daughters, has just moved to a new home. Every day, the father curses his children for not following the old religious traditions. In the meantime, a young Afghan girl in a refugee centre in Germany starts to find her place. We follow her in her aimless daily routine, during which she builds up an understanding without words with a fellow refugee.
The resignation with which the residents of the refugee centre live their lives put on hold is not acted: they are playing themselves. In their feature debut, directors Shahrbanoo Sadat and Katja Adomeit mix fiction and documentary in a sophisticated way. In the fictitious part of the film - in the family’s new home in Kabul - the clash between tradition and inevitable progress is subtly captured in natural dialogues.

Filmmaker
Shahrbanoo Sadat, Katja Adomeit
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Denmark, Afghanistan, Germany
Year
2013
Medium
DCP
Length
65’
Language
Dari, German, Swahili, Arabic, Russian
Producer
Shahrbanoo Sadat, Katja Adomeit, Verena Gräfe-Höft
Production Company
Adomeit Film, Junafilm, Wolf Pictures
Sales
Adomeit Film
Writer
Katja Adomeit, Shahrbanoo Sadat
Cinematography
Niels Buchholzer, Jamil Jallah, Jalal Hussaini, Morteza Shahed
Editor
Janina Gerkens
Sound Design
Kristoffer Salting, Brian Dyrby
Cast
Hilla Wali-Mohammad, Nikmal Dostakhel
Website
http://adomeitfilm.com/not-at-home