Land in Sight / Land in Sicht

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Germany, 2013

genre
documentary

running time
93′

directed by
Judith Keil, Antje Kruska

language
German, English, French, Farsi, Arabic

subtitles
English

synopsis
Abdul, Brian und Farid are stranded in a secluded home for asylum seekers in the small town Belzig in the German region of Brandenburg. Starting from there, they are looking for a way into German society. Their imaginations clash with the local mentality at village fests, in government agencies and night clubs. Instead of evoking consternation, Land in Sight focuses on the unintended humour of those encounters.

“Land in Sicht is not only a very well made film in cinematic terms, it is also a very sensitive exploration into the lives of three foreigners and their hopes and dreams as they try to be part of the German society.” – Toby Ashraf, Stil in Berlin


KruskaUNDKeilabout the author

Antje Kruska was born in 1973 in Dortmund. She studied Journalism, Spanish, Sociology, Nordic Philology, and Theater Science. Her award-winning documentaries (together with Judith Keil) include: Ausfahrt ost (doc TV, 1999), Der glanz von Berlin (doc, 2001), Teuflische spiele (doc, 2002), Dancing with myself (doc, 2005),  When we own the world (Wenn die welt uns gehört, 2009), in Land in sight (Land in sicht, 2013).

Judith Keil was born in 1973 in Straubing and studied German Philology, Journalism, and Theater, Film and Television Studies. Her award-winning documentaries (together with Anja Kruska) include: Ausfahrt ost (doc TV, 1999), Der glanz von Berlin (doc, 2001), Teuflische spiele (doc, 2002), Dancing with myself (doc, 2005),  When we own the world (Wenn die welt uns gehört, 2009), and Land in sight (Land in sicht, 2013).

http://www.landinsicht-derfilm.de/

 

festivals, awards

DokLeipzig 2013; Dokfest München 2014; DocsBarcelona 2014; iREP Film Festival Lagos /Nigeria 2014.