Film festivals

  • 2008 Internationale Filmtage Hof
  • 2009 14. Filmfestival Türkei / Deutschland Nürnberg
  • 2010 Deutsch / Türkisches Filmestival Frankfurt am Main


For six months, the camera became a part of the daily lives of these kids. In the beginning it was all about getting to know the ins and outs of manoeuvring the camera in the way needed for this documentary. A crash course in filming. “How do you make a film?“ “What do I want to tell people?“ 'How do I explain the experience of having a second home country?' These are some questions that Suleyman, Sinan, Suzan, Juthamas and Galina had to deal with. In government housing buildings, at the volleyball game, on the school grounds, at the “amazing” shopping center or during the prayer time in the children’s personal space - You can see everywhere that integration is a question of communication. The result, a 70 minutes film that gives personal insights into the lives and dreams of young people whose origins exist in the traditions and ways of a foreign country.
The way these kids find their joys and motivation for living, in such a bleak and shrinking town, both surprises and inspires.


  • Directed by:Dirk Lienig
  • Dramatic Adviser:Olaf Winkler
  • Camera:Dirk Lienig
  • Editor:Oliver Karsitz
  • Sound Design:Karsten Höfer
  • Music:Michael Hornstein
  • Production:Kulturfabrik Hoyerswerda
  • Sponsored by:
    • Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen
    • Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
    • Landesprogramm Weltoffenes Sachsen
  • Duration:70 min.