Feature Films

Searching for ...

Alphabetic Titles:

Year of Production:

Study guide available

 

Search in



Year of Production 2022

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

Synopsis:
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.

Comments:
"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)

Festivals:
Sheffield DocFest 2022, Munich CFF 2022 (honorable mention)

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

Study guide: German

World sales address/es:
Syndicado (CA)