A PORTRAIT ON THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS

Germany, South Africa 2020 – Director: Benjamin Rost – Original language: Afrikaans, English, Xhosa, Zulu – Subtitles: English, German, None

Between the desert and the sea: a field of debris, the earth torn apart. Deep below this, the purest diamonds in the world. With bare hands, young men dig for their dream. A poetic journey through the desert, the sand and the wind. The story of three searchers.  

The subtitles are selectable in the audio settings of the video.

No youth rating

Camera: Johannes Greisle. Sound: David Kalla, Elmar Süczs. Editing: Robin Jünkersfeld. Music: Philip Miller. Production: MSZ. Producer: Mark Szilagyi. Length: 73 min.

 

Benjamin Rost

Rost first studied philosophy and lived in Rwanda and South Africa from 2017 to 2019. He helped set up the youth channel "Iwacu" for the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) there. In 2020, he graduated from the Film Academy in Ludwigsburg.


Filmography

#HARRAGA - THOSE WHO BURN, D 2021, 90 min.
NACHTWANDERER, D 2018, 60 min.

 

Student Award

Outstanding documentary films by students from film schools in German-speaking countries. The films are nominated for the Megaherz Student Award, endowed with 3,000 euros.

 

Shortlist FFF Talent Award Documentary Film 2021

 

 

 

#Nominated films FFF Young Talent Award #Films with German subtitles #Africa

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