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© Philip Henze

Due to the threats of war, 8-year-old Tala is not allowed to go outside. Her only connection to the world is her television, which her father Taher throws out of the window adhering to the new TV ban. Fear, silence and boredom overcome her, making life in their small apartment unbearable. She decides to steal a TV and hide it without anyone knowing about it. A small decision that will have implications that will change the course of her life forever.
Genre Drama
Category Short
Year of Production 2020
Director Murad Abu Eisheh
Screenplay Murad Abu Eisheh
Cinematography Philip Henze
Cast Aesha Balasem, Ziad Bakri, Khalid Al Tarifi
Producers Philipp Maurice Raube, Esther Busch, Jude Kawwa, Gabriel Waldvogel
Co-Producers Alaa Alasaad, Khaled Haddad
Production Companies Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Tabi360, in co-production with SWR, Jordan Pioneers
Runtime 28 min
Format cs, DCP
Dubbed Versions German
Subtitled Versions German, English
Sound Technology Dolby 5.1
Sound Technology Dolby 5.1, Dolby A
Festivals Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2021; Rhode Island International Filmfestival 2021; Fünf Seen Filmfestival 2021; Bundesjugend Fimfestival 2021; Zlín Film Festival 2021; 28th Palm Springs International ShortFest 2022
Awards First Steps Award, Michael Ballhaus Preis 2020, Audience Award Max Ophüls Preis 2021, Best Medium Short Max Ophüls Preis 2021, Deutscher Kamerapreis Young Talent 2021; 1st Price Rhode Island International Filmfestival Live Action Short
With backing from Jordan Film Fund
German Distributor Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
World Sales Philipp Maurice Raube,
Film Academy Baden-Württemberg
Eva Steegmayer
Akademiehof 10
71638 Ludwigsburg/Germany
phone +49-7141-96 98 21 03
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