Freedom of Movement

  • 30'
  • Germany
  • 2018
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.
Directors
Nina Fischer, Maroan el Sani
Premiere
World premiere (festival)
Countries of production
Germany, Italy
Production Year
2018
Festival Edition
IFFR 2019
Length
30'
Medium
DCP
Languages
English, Italian
Producers
Maroan el Sani, Pippo Ciorra
Production Companies
Fischer & el Sani, MAXXI, National Museum of XXI Century Arts
Sales
Fischer & el Sani
Cinematography
Johannes Praus, Maroan el Sani
Editor
Nina Fischer, Maroan el Sani
Sound Design
Björn Wiese
Music
Björn Wiese
Cast
Soumaila Makadji