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When Paul Came Over The Sea

When Paul Came Over The Sea

Als Paul über das Meer kam

Documentarian Jakob Preuss follows one migrant’s passionate and inexhaustible flight to freedom as he makes the journey from Cameroon to Berlin.

Paul Nkamani is a migrant from Cameroon. He has made his way across the Sahara to the Moroccan coast where he now lives in a forest waiting for the right moment to cross the Mediterranean Sea. This is where he meets and befriends Jakob, a filmmaker from Berlin. After Paul manages to cross over to Spain on a rubber boat, he decides to continue on to Germany, forcing Jakob to decide: will he become an active part of Paul’s pursuit of a better life? A fascinating look at the relationship between filmmaker and subject set amidst the ongoing humanitarian refugee crisis

Join us on Tuesday 5 June, 9pm at Palace Electric for an introduction to film by Stefanie Pender, who met protagonist Paul and film maker Jakob Preuss while working in Europe.

WINNERBest Documentary, Golden Goblet Award, Shanghai International Film Festival 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTIONInternational Film Festival Rotterdam 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTIONMax Ophüls Prize Film Festival 2017
18+ (exemption)
DirectorJakob Preuss
Germany | 2017 | 97 min
German, French, English and Spanish with English Subtitles