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ECFA Award Winner

One in a Million

English title: One in a Million
Original title: One in a Million
German title: One in a Million
Germany, 2022

Director: Thome, Joya
Production company: Flare Film
Co-producers: NDR
Age recommendation: 8 years and up
Length: 85 min.
Film genre: Documentary

The story of two girls on different continents who bond through social media and share a passion for gymnastics. Whitney Bjerken from the US state of Georgia is a world-famous YouTuber and gifted singer-songwriter. Sensitive Yara from Neumünster in northern Germany is her biggest fan. As they both navigate the exciting world of social media, they begin to figure out who they are and what they’re looking for in life.

"Looking beneath the surface in a respectful manner, this film familiarizes us with two lives that — geographically, at least — could not be further apart. Both protagonists succeed in breaking free of the expectations placed on them in a teenage world defined by followers and clicks. They get to know their bodies, fears, needs, and limits and mold these experiences into a new lifestyle. In their bold search for who they really are, the two girls Yara and Whitney develop a tremendous inner strength that guides us through this so tender and important coming-of-age documentary.

Honorable mention thus goes to the documentary 'One in a Million' by Joya Thome." (Jury statement Munich CFF 2022)

Sheffield DocFest 2022, Munich CFF 2022 (honorable mention), Lucas CFF Frankfurt 2022 (ECFA Award), Michel CFF Hamburg 2022, Doxs Ruhr 2022, Just Film Tallinn 2022, Lünen FF 2022, BUFF Malmö CFF 2023, Zlin CFF 2023, Golden Sparrow CFF Erfurt/Gera 2023, TIFF Junior Tromsø 2023, Athens CFF 2023, Luxembourg IFF 2024

Website: www.flare-film.com/de/dokumentarfilme/one-in-a-million

ECFA interview available

Study guide: German

World sales address/es:
Syndicado (CA)