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The Shaash family is spread out all over the world. The civil war in Somalia forced them into exile. Suddenly, the oldest family member, Imra (88), must leave her exile in Ethiopia. The rest of the family has to find a fast solution. But where should she go? And where can she go? To Germany, Italy, or Canada? Somewhere where other family members have already found a new home and a new future? Based on these questions, a transnational family drama unfolds, one in which a family tries everything and fails to find a new home for Imra. In the end, her only choice is to return to war-torn Somalia. GLOBAL FAMILY offers insight into the fate of the many people who have had to leave their homeland – for whatever reasons. They hope for a life together with their families, but have to live separated from one another, spread out all over the world. Probably forever.
Genre Politics, Society, Human Interest
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2018
Directors Melanie Andernach, Andreas Köhler
Cinematography Andreas Köhler
Producer Melanie Andernach
Production Company MADE IN GERMANY Filmproduktion
Runtime 89 min
Format DCP, color, cs
 German, Somali, Italian
Subtitled Versions German, English
Sound Technology 5.1
Sound Technology 5.1, Stereo
Festivals Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken 2018 (Documentary Competition), Hot Docs 2018
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein

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