country, year
Germany, 2021


running time

directed by
Ole Jacobs, Arne Büttner

Dari, Persian (Farsi), Greek, French


about the film
Since about a year, Moria, EU’s largest refugee camp, has become home to 38 year old Nasim from Afghanistan. Together with her husband Shamsullah, their two sons and their extended family, Nasim tries to get through the rough camp life while she starts questioning her unhappy marriage. As her family pushes her to start a new life independent from Shamsullah, Nasim fails because of her fear and insecurity. To find a new path out of Moria, Nasim and Shamsullah need to pass the asylum interview together. But when the fire burns down the camp, all hope seems to be gone.

about the authors
Arne Büttner was born 1992 in Crivitz, Germany.

  • Freelance work as DOP and director since 2017
  • B.A. ‘Cinematography’, Filmuniversität Konrad Wolf Potsdam Babelsberg, 2017
  • Visiting student at the Havana Academy of Arts (Intituto Superior de las Artes)
  • student exchange to Tehran (Faculty of film at Sooreh University)

Ole Jacobs was born 1990 in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

  • Freelance work as director, DOP and camera assistant since 2017
  • Study of ‘Documentary directing’ at filmArche in Berlin, 2021
  • European ethnology and history at Humboldt-University Berlin, 2011-2015

festivals and awards
64th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film German competition (Winner of DEFA Sponsoring Prize and VER.DI Prize for Solidarity)

Arne Büttner (selection):
LO QUE QUEDA EN EL CAMINO, 90’, 2021 – GIFF (Guanajuato) 2021, DOK Leipzig 2021
LA ESPERA, 14’, 2020 – premiered at IFFR Rotterdamm 2020
BEER! BEER!, 17’, 2020 – premiered at Palm Springs International Film Festival 2020

Ole Jacobs:
ALENA, 15’, 2018
MINSK PUNKS, 10’, 2017