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ALL OF US (WATU WOTE)

ALL OF US
© Hamburg Media School

For almost a decade, Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until in December 2015, Muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.


Katja Benrath was born in 1979. After training in Costume Design, she studied Acting and Vocals at the Vienna Conservatory and performed in numerous films, theater plays and musicals. She then studied Directing at the Hamburg Media School. Her films include: her award-winning graduation film WATU WOTE - ALL OF US (2017) and ROCCA CHANGES THE WORLD (2019).
Genre Drama
Category Short
Year of Production 2017
Director Katja Benrath
Screenplay Julia Drache
Cinematography Felix Striegel
Cast Adelyne Wairimu, Abdiwali Farrah, Barkhad Abdirahman, Charles Karumi, Faysal Ahmed
Producer Tobias Rosen
Production Company Hamburg Media School/Hamburg
Length 22 min
Original Version
 Swahili
Subtitled Versions English, German
Festivals Bermuda IFF 2017, Brooklyn FF 2017, Zanzibar IFF 2017, Durban 2017, Sehsüchte 2017, San Sebastian Human Rights FF 2017, Shorts at Moonlight 2017, Hollyshorts 2017, LA Shorts 2017, Heartland FF 2017, BronzeLens 2017, DC Shorts 2017, Québec City FF 2017, Festival Internacional de Cine Universitario 2017, Port Townsend FF 2017, Filmfest Emden-Norderney 2017, Alpinale Shortfilm 2017, Brussels Short FF 2017, Tel Aviv Int. Student FF 2017, Camerimage 2017, International Student Film and Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy 2017, Black Nights Tallinn 2017, Flickerfest Sydney 2018, Nijmegen 2018, Aubagne 2018, Brussels Short Film Festival 2018, Short Shorts FF Tokyo 2018, Cleveland 2018, Jerusalem 2018, Leuven 2018
Awards Best Narrative Short Brooklyn 2017, Best Short Studio Hamburg Newcomer Award 2017, German Cinematography Newcomer Award 2017, Best Short Film & Audience Award Bermuda IFF 2017, Best African Film Zanzibar 2017, Best African Short Durban 2017, Best Production & Audience Award Sehsüchte 2017, Main Prize San Sebastian Int. Human Rights FF 2017, GRR Giovani Registi Raccontano 2017, Best Short Shorts at Moonlight 2017, Student Academy Award 2017, First Steps Award 2017, Grand Prize/Best Foreign Film Toronto Shorts 2017, Best Narrative Short Townsend 2017, Gold Award Beijing 2017, Best EU Short Film Flickerfest Sydney 2018, Best Student Short Cleveland 2018

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