Between Heaven And Earth
by Hanna Doose
Salina and Albert are actually pretty normal teenagers
living in Berlin. But what makes a difference between them
and others is not only the fact that their childhood friends
and relatives are not alive anymore and that they had to
flee their home country, uncertain, when they will see it
again - and if they would at all. What makes a difference
are the dreams. How can you dream of the future if you don´t
even know what tomorrow will bring.
It was seven years ago, that the family S. escaped from the
war in their country Chechnya to come to Germany. Seven
years of uncertainty, seven years of hope to be accepted as
political refugees and to get a permission to stay, that
would make it possible to start working again and to finally
build up a normal life.
During the two years, this film accompanies the life of the
family; it shows what it means to fill your days with
nothing but waiting. And how difficult it is to not loose
hope between metropolitain life and muslim religion, between
great dreams and tough reality of everyday life.
a film of the German Film and Television Acad. Berlin, dffb
creative advisor: Andres Veiel