Anna & Saihou – A Love Story / Anna & Saihou – eine Liebesgeschichte

country, year

Germany, 2013



running time


directed by

Denise Dismer


German, English, Serahuli




Saihou is an asylum-seeker from Gambia. He is not allowed to leave the federal state Baden-Württemberg without a permit. His girlfriend Anna lives in Berlin. They both dream of a future together – but in order to cohabit, they must marry. The government authorities refuse to issue the required certificate of no impediment to marriage. Then comes the shocking news: Saihou must leave Germany within four weeks, or he will be deported…

about the author

Denise Dismer, born in 1975, graduated in Romance philology and journalism at Freie Universität Berlin. She started her career writing for newspapers and magazines. Now she is working for more than ten years as a TV reporter for several public broadcasters. Anna & Saihou is her first documentary.