German | 2017
In French, German, English, Afrikaans with English subtitles
Director: Franziska Hoenisch
Cast: Roland Bonjour, Richard Fouofié Djimeli, Silvaine Faligan
Driven by the wish to do something good – also based on a guilty conscience not being dedicated enough to ‘help’ in everyday life – Martha convinces her flatmates Yasmin and Jamie, to invite a refugee to live with them in the spare room of their apartment in Kreuzberg, Berlin. Shortly after, mediated by an NGO, Samuel moves in. Life together is characterized by a friendly togetherness; within the walls of the apartment, Martha, Yasmin, Jamie and Samuel grow closer. When the situation of their Cameroonian housemate Samuel takes a dramatic turn, the dedicated Martha and her flatmates have to face the question: How far do they really want to go, to help?
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the main actress of the movie, Silvaine Faligant.