Jakob PREUSS (1975, Berlin) studied Law in Cologne and Paris, and European Studies in Warschau. After his studies, he worked for human rights organization Reporters Without Borders and for the film festival of Berlin. He made his directorial debut with the film The Other Chelsea (2010), a documentary about the Ukrainian football team Shakhtar Donetsk, which won him the Max-Ophüls Award.
Jakob Preuss at IFFR
Als Paul über das Meer kam
Jakob, the filmmaker, follows Cameroon refugee Paul on his risky trip to and across Europe. Going through different political as well as mental borders, this journey dramatically affects both of them. An absolutely genuine, unbiased and unpredictable adventure film about unusual connections in an agitated political context.