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Hänsel & Gretel Don´t let fear eat you

The fairytale story by Brothers Grimm interpretated in its own way by a group of refugee children age 3 to 15 from Somalia, Syria, Irac, Afghanistan and Jemen.

 

 

Director Biography - Stefanie Bruhn

Member of European Film Academy 
Costume Assistant THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL 
Costume Designer for 15 feature film 
Costume and Stage Designer for opera, musical and theatre 
Master in Fine Arts 
Tailoring apprenticeship

Director Statement

The short film idea HÄNSEL&GRETEL - DONT LET FEAR EAT YOU was born, cause more and more right wing and fear is rising. 
We as filmmakers from different countries bond against hatred and stand for a community of joy, light, love, the healing power of imagination and phantasy.

In November 2016 a treasure has fallen in my hands, who wants to come to light. 
In an emergency shelter had been up to 80 refugee children based age 3 to 15, from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Jemen, Bosnia, Russia, Somalia. 
The children are utmost open and despite their horrible traumatic journey, full of light and wild joyful energy. 
Their vibrant will to life, is as much overwhelming as the view into their deep eyes touching and full of poetic beauty. 
It is important to move from "refugees“ directly to young humans called Hassan, Fatima, Mohammed, Hania, Ilaf, Abufasi, Maryam, Rida, Ruwait, Nawas, Bahara and Hawa.

  • Stefanie Bruhn
    Director
  • Stefanie Bruhn
    Writer
  • Alexis von Wittgenstein
    Producer
  • Clara von Fürstenberg
    Producer
  • Fatima Akberi
    Key Cast
  • Nawas Ghanem
    Key Cast
  • Bahare Duri
    Key Cast
  • Benjamin Kirk Nielsen
    DOP
  • Peter R. Adam
    Editing
  • Niklas Melcher
    Original music
  • Malte Melcher
    Original music
  • San Charoenchai
    Animation and title design
  • Bettina Schröder
    Dramatic Adviser
  • Film Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany
  • Film Language:
    German
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
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