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Path of Hands and Feet, The

English title: Path of Hands and Feet, The
Original title: Weg von Hand und Fuß, Der
Germany, 2022, 45 min.

Director: Barbara Englert, Pola Sell
Production company:
Barbara Englert, Pola Sell
Age recommendation: 12 years and up
Film genre: Documentary

The hybrid format of documentary and animation (AnimaDok) portrays strong women and girls from different backgrounds who develop enormous powers through martial arts, concentration and meditation. The protagonists talk about very personal experiences: They talk about their fears, mental illnesses such as depression and eating disorders, their exclusion and loneliness, and even their longing for death. Through martial arts, however, they have found a way of dealing with their problems that brings them back to life again and again.

LUCAS 2023

Study guide: German

Interview (pdf): Interwiev with the directors

World sales address/es:
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (DE)