13 years after his civil service in a hospital in Thiès, Senegal, Paul challenges his memories and traumas. With old video footage, interviews and animations he questions his role as a volunteer within the German system of development aid.


“Das Rotohr is a documentary that for us must carry the voice of the Europe we dream of, and that manages to do so through a formally rich, intelligent and deeply human film”, the International Jury of the Festival describes. The International Jury consisted of Jason Anderson, Erkki Astala, Anissa Daoud, Urška Djukić and Sasha Prokopenko.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Paul Drey

Written by: Paul Drey

Cinematography: Markus Ott

Editing: Christoph Hans

Original Score: Clemens Gutjahr

Nominations and Awards

  • Short Film Candidates 2023