Germany, Lebanon, Qatar 2021 – Director: Lea Najjar – Original language: Arabic – Subtitles: English, German
“There is no security in life any more,” says Radwan, a young man from Beirut. He sits on a flat roof among the pigeons he plays Kash Hamam with, and smokes a water pipe. Lebanon is in crisis; the inhabitants are frustrated by corruption and the failure of the state. The pigeons are always there and bring people together. Barbara Off
We present the German premiere of the film.
Writer: Lea Najjar, Alia Haju. Camera: Jonas Schneider. Sound: Rayan Obeyd. Editing: Tobias Wilhelmer. Music: Samah Boulmona , Farah Khaddour. Production: Film und Fernsehlabor Ludwigsburg. Producer: Matthias Drescher. Length: 90 min.
No youth rating
Najjar was born in Vienna and grew up in Beirut. She attended the City International School in Beirut and graduated from the American University of Beirut in 2014. During her education in Lebanon, she worked as a press photographer for the newspaper "Al Akhbar". In 2021, she received her diploma in documentary film directing from Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. KASH KASH is her graduation film.
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Shortlist VIKTOR DOK.horizonte
The films in the DOK.horizonte series, supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from the BMZ, tell stories from countries in transition. They compete for the award VIKTOR DOK.horizonte, which is endowed with 5,000 euros. The award donor is the Petra-Kelly-Foundation.