Khalil is a primary school teacher and lives with his journalist girlfriend Leyla in Berlin. When she shows him war videos from his hometown in Turkey – the Kurdish town of Cizre, Khalil’s orderly life starts to slip out of his hands: he recognizes his sister, who was declared dead years ago, in the amateur footage. He tries to get in contact with her through the Kurdish community. But in return for their help, they want him to get the war videos into the German news. But no broadcaster is interested: other conflicts have a higher news value. Only when Khalil and Leyla decide to manipulate the videos, they finally get the media attention they wanted: news reports and political debates pick up speed. But when the conflict reaches Khalil’s school class, he realizes that it is no longer just a question of winning the competition for the news attention, but of protecting his own life in Berlin.
DE 2021, 94 Min., Deutsch, Türkisch, Kurdisch OmU
Drehbuch & Regie: Florian Hoffmann
Kamera: Carmen Treichl
Schnitt: Marco Rottig
mit: Hadi Khanjanpour, Kristin Suckow, Aziz Capkurt, Jeanette Hain, Mela Kanbak