Germany 2022 – Director: Andrei Schwartz – Original language: German, Romanian – Subtitles: English, German

Maria, Tirloi and their relatives have no choice: in their Romanian Roma village there is no work. In order to survive and provide for their families at home, they go begging in Hamburg. For five years, Andrei Schwartz accompanies them with respect and appreciation and shows us people full of dignity, who don’t give up no matter how difficult their situation is. Ysabel Fantou

We present the world premiere of the film.


Writer: Andrei Schwartz. Camera: Susanne Schüle. Sound: Giacomo Goldbecker, Helge Haack, Marin Cazacu, Stefan Brück. Editing: Heidrun Rune Schweitzer. Production: Wüste Film GmbH. Producer: Stefan Schubert. Length: 90 min. International Sales: Wüste Film GmbH. Distribution: Wüste Film GmbH.

Without age restriction


Andrei Schwartz

Andrei Schwartz was born in Bucharest, Romania, to a family of artists. In 1973 he came to Germany, where he studied art history and visual communication in Hamburg. His films have screened at the Locarno Film Festival and DOK Leipzig, among others.


EUROPA PASSAGE, DE 2022, 90 min.
MORD MIT ANSAGE, DE 2019, 90 min.
HIMMELVERBOT, DE 2015, 89 min.



Nominated for the VIKTOR DOK.deutsch

People and everyday occurrences in German-speaking countries: In in-depth narratives we are exposed to extraordinary experiences and gain valuable insights into our homeland. The films compete for the award VIKTOR DOK.deutsch which is endowed with 5,000 euros.


#Where is Home: Migration & Flight #Nominees Documentary Film Award of the Goethe-Institut #Films with German Subtitles #Europe #DOK.4teens: 14 years and older

DOK.deutsch 2022
  • Thursday
    Neues Rottmann
    Original with English subtitles, Q&A with Andrei Schwartz (director)
  • Sunday
    Original with German subtitles, Q&A with Andrei Schwartz (director)
  • Monday
    City 3
    Original with English subtitles, Q&A with Andrei Schwartz (director)
  • Friday
    Einstein 28
    Original with German subtitles, Q&A with Andrei Schwartz (director)