International art exhibitions and film festivals they have participated in include Berlinale - International Filmfestival Berlin, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Istanbul Film Festival, Sydney Biennale, Gwangju Biennale, Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Manifesta 4, Frankfurt, Media City Seoul Biennale, Aichi Triennale, and solo exhibitions
e.g. at Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Museum of Contemporary Art Hiroshima, K21 - Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Maxxi Museum, Rome.
It took us three years to realise our short film. Like always, it’s a challenge.
We were funded by Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg, the MAXXI - Museum of 21st Century Arts, Rome and the art galleries who are representing us.
Which thoughts come to mind concerning a “European cinema community”?
For us it’s a community of Cinephiles who are passionate for a borderless and international diverse aesthetic film culture, various artistic formats and positions.
If you owned a theatre for one night, which films would you screen?
LA JETEE by Chris Marker
HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR by Alain Resnais
CHELSEA GIRLS by Andy Warhol
WOMANIN THE DUNES by Hiroshi Teshigahara
SOLARIS by Andreij Tarkovsky
L'AVVENTURA by Michelangelo Antonioni
IKIMONO NO KIROKU by Akira Kurosawa
NIHON KAIHO SENSEN: SANRIZUKA NO NATSU by Shinsuke Ogawa
TOKYO OLYMPIAD by Kon Ichikawa
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO by Raoul Peck
What is your next project?
Our current film project we are working on right now is titled APPROPRIATION TAKES YOU ON A WEIRD RIDE. It investigates the phenomenon of the so-called 'hobby indians', an escapist movement and fringe group in the former GDR grounded in historic German enthusiasm for Native Americans especially with regard to the construction of a national identity throughout the centuries up until the present day, when new right-wing groups have developed an unsettling identification with the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas.
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Maroan el Sani, Nina Fischer
Written by: Maroan el Sani, Nina Fischer
Produced by: Nina Fischer
Cinematography: Johannes Praus, Maroan el Sani
Editing: Nina Fischer
Sound: Bernhard Köpke
Animation: Jan-Peter Gieseking
Main Cast: Soumaila Makadji (marathon runner)
Nominations and Awards
- Short Film Candidates 2019