Deutschland 2012 – Director: Pary El-Qalqili – Arab original with German subtitles
"What does a child make of her parents’ life story?" Pary El-Qalqili has turned her father’s into a film. Since he returned to Germany from Palestine 12 years ago, he has sat in their cellar, withdrawn into his shell like a tortoise. His daughter wants to know what he’s been through. She doesn’t want to take things casually; instead she wants to learn about how he fled to Germany in 1961, worked on a series of building sites and eventually married her mother.
SCHILDKRÖTENWUT follows the fate of a refugee who cannot find peace and is also a film about a father and a daughter who must learn about the past in order to live in the present. Jette Mehlberg
English/Original Title: The turtle´s rage. Writer: Silvia Wolkan /Pary El-Qalqili. Camera: Aline László. Sound: Franzsika von Malsen. Editing: Ulrike Tortora. Music: -. Production: Kaissar Film. Producer: Khaled Kaissar. Length: 70 min. International Sales: HFF München. Distribution: -