Germany 2020 – Director: Nele Dehnenkamp – Original language: German – Subtitles: English – Length: 16 min.

The young Yazidi Hanan has conquered her fear and learned to swim. She does not want her traumatic memories of fleeing across the Mediterranean Sea to take away her lust for life. Today she teaches children how best to move through the water. Even her little brother Sidar is now going to do his seahorse badge. Maya Reichert

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Recommended for 14- to 20-year-olds

Winner of the Grimme Award 2022 in the Children & Youth Competition

Film education, media literacy and cultural education – offers a diverse programme for children, youth, families and schools around the artistic narrative documentary film.

Short film programme

We present this film online as part of's School of Seeing short film programme. The ticket also provides access to the following films:

MAXIM – DER GRÖSSTE (recommended for 8- to 12-year-olds)
Germany 2020, Katja Fedulova, 24 min.

Even without legs, the vivacious Maxim (age 10) faces everyday life with bravery and hopes to become a pro skateboarder. But is it also possible to wakeboard without legs? His coach Pascha lays down the challenge… Maya Reichert

JULES & ICH (recommended for 12- to 16-year-olds)
Belgium 2020, Anne Ballon, 16 min.

14 year-old Roos has a sister who was once her brother. Together with the both of them, we find out how enriching, crazy and sometimes also lonely the process of transition can be for the immediate family. Maya Reichert


Writer: Nele Dehnenkamp. Camera: Tobias Winkel, Sina Diehl. Sound: Johann Meis, Simon Droessler. Editing: Jana Briesner. Music: Paul Chriske. Production: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH. Producer: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH. International Sales: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Distribution: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.

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