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Schwarze Weg, Weiße Weg

School - Name der Institution
Vsg Kick

Salman Ahmad (), Jafar Alizadah (), Dilan Duran (), Yasin Abdullahi Hussein (), Mohammed Husseini (), Milad Khani (), Hekmat Mosawi (), Berfin Özbabacan ()





The film Schwarze Weg, Weiße Weg (Black Path, White Path) is a tale of two friends who, having fled Afghanistan, arrive together in Austria. In the hope of at last finding safety in Europe, but also with the images of their horrible experiences in their minds, they go in search of a way to become part of the new society.

They encounter a purported benefactor who’s been living in Austria a while already and offers to help them out. But he turns out to be a drug dealer, and one of the two friends descends into addiction. The other, however, resists the lure and learns the German language as the first step into the new world in order to go on to graduate from an Austrian school. But his friend increasingly loses his orientation as well as contact to him. Years later, they coincidentally meet, and the differences between them are huge.

This short film gives an account of the disorientation of human beings who are newcomers in Austria, but it also shows how to get a grip on your life in order to enable your hopes and dreams to come true in your new country.

Biography:

Salman Ahmad, Jafar Alizadah, Dilan Duran, Yasin Abdullahi Hussein, Mohammed Husseini, Milad Khani, Hekmat Mosawi, Berfin Özbabacan

Salman Ahmad, Jafar Alizadah, Dilan Duran, Yasin Abdullahi Hussein, Mohammed Husseini, Milad Khani, Hekmat Mosawi and Berfin Özbabacan: We made this film during a five-day video workshop held in conjunction with the Zukunftswerkstatt [FutureWorkshop] initiative. All scenes were shot in and around the Ars Electronica Center. We learned camera techniques and video & audio editing, so we were able to produce the entire video ourselves.