Gerson Liebl, grandson of a German colonial officer from Togo, has been fighting to get German citizenship and residency permission for the last 30 years. As a last-ditch effort he resorts to a hunger strike. Images of his unwavering persistence in front of the Rotes Rathaus in Berlin are accompanied on the soundtrack by statements, testimonies, clauses from laws, legal texts, political positions, and prevarications—then and now.

producer                                          Hanna Keller and Moritz Siebert

direction, camera, editing                Moritz Siebert

mix                                                   Niklas Kammertöns, NEUTON BERLIN

colour grade                                    Abdul Twebti, PLANEMO

Germany   2021    22 Min


Berlinale Forum Expanded 2021

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Vienna International Documentary Film Festival 2022