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Year of Production 2023

Waking Up in Silence

English title: Waking Up in Silence
German title: Im Stillen erwachen
Germany / Ukraine, 2023, 18 min.

Director: Mila Zhluktenko, Daniel Asadi Faezi
Production company:
Daniel Asadi
Lotas Film
Phone: +49 15788472393

Age recommendation: 12 years and up
Film genre: Documentary

Warm rays of sunshine fall upon sturdy buildings: children forced to flee Ukraine now dwell in the barracks of a former German military base. They ride bicycles, weave wreaths on a meadow full of wild flowers and explore the empty rooms and corridors. In their games, they discover military symbols from the past and link them to their own experiences and hopes. On the sidewalk, they scribble in an endless loop: “Putin, stop killing people.”

Berlinale Generation 2023 (awarded)