Brother Jakob

Bruder Jakob
Elí Roland Sachs
Germany | 2016 | 92 min.


Category: Family Happiness

He liked the cheerful company and relaxed evenings. That changed in September 2009, when during a trip through the Moroccan mountains German youngster Jakob read the Koran. He says that upon reading the book he realised that he was a Muslim and converted to Islam. Friends and family watch incredulously as Jakob transforms before their eyes into an orthodox adherent of Allah. Jakob's brother and documentary film maker Roland watches Jakob's journey of alienation from both his family and himself from a sensitive perspective. The camera captures intimate family moments, including the tense scene when Jakob introduces his family to his Muslim wife, who is shrouded in a black chador. Will the brothers, despite their fundamentally different approaches to life, again find common ground?

Projection

10. 03. 19:00 Atlas - Large Hall International premiere Debate with guests Tickets
11. 03. 17:30 Ponrepo Debate with guests Tickets
14. 03. 18:00 Atlas - Small Hall Tickets

Director

Elí Roland Sachs

Filmography:
Atemwege: Abseits des Selbstverständlichen, 2013
12 Y Malecón, Habana, 2012
Autour d'une Vision, 2011

Sales

Anna Berthollet
Taskovski Films


Switzerland

e-mail: salestf@taskovskifilms.com

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