Evoking the Olympic marathon in Rome 1960 in which Ethiopian Abebe Bikila won Africa’s first gold medal, running barefoot and becoming a sporting legend and symbol of an Africa freeing itself from colonialism in the process, the artists have recontextualised this amidst Rome’s rationalist architecture as a new race involving refugees and immigrants staking a claim to 'freedom of movement': also understood as the possibility of being welcomed in another country. 

Winner Ammodo Tiger Short Award, IFFR 2019 and IFFR’s Short Film Candidate for the European Short Film Awards 2019.

The other films shown within Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 4

Filmmaker
Nina Fischer, Maroan el Sani
Premiere
World premiere (festival)
Country
Germany, Italy
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
30’
Language
English, Italian
Producer
Maroan el Sani, Pippo Ciorra
Production Company
Fischer & el Sani, MAXXI, National Museum of XXI Century Arts
Sales
Fischer & el Sani
Writer
Nina Fischer, Maroan el Sani
Cinematography
Johannes Praus, Maroan el Sani
Editor
Nina Fischer, Maroan el Sani
Sound Design
Björn Wiese
Music
Björn Wiese
Cast
Soumaila Makadji