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Year of Production 2024

ECFA Award Winner

Tell Them About Us

English title: Tell Them About Us
Original title: Tell Them About Us
German title: Tell Them About Us
Germany, Jordan, 2023

Director: Beiruty, Rand
Production company: Tondowski Films
Co-producers: Shaghab Films
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 92 min.
Film genre: Documentary

One of the most intangible yet defining procedures in life is none other than the passage from puberty to adulthood, an experience depicted in countless films and documentaries, though rarely with the emotional intelligence and unpretentious authenticity encompassed in this film. Except from imminent adulthood, the girls from Tell Them About Us also have to deal with another complicated condition; despite their Arab, Kurdish and Roma origins, they are growing up in a provincial town in Germany. Through this film (or, rather, actually through their very existence, their intoxicating energy, their bravery, their smiles, as well as their dreams), they are not just laying claim to their position in life but to a better future, speaking out about the way they live and the future they want to build with a genuinely hopeful outlook. Simple in its conception although an intricate result, Rand Beiruty's documentary is as close to the definition of "slice of life" as it can get; a slice that is rather delicious, flavorful, and juicy.

DokFest Munich 2024, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Zlin CFF 2024 (ECFA Award)

World sales address/es:
Real Fiction (DE)