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A Mask for Everyone

Shortly after the worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in spring 2020, refugees from Somalia and Syria as well as German long-time residents of a small town near Berlin sewed in an act of solidarity more than 3,000 masks. ​They sewed for all the inhabitants of the village.

During their work they were teachers, pupils and friends to each other.

Amongst the recipients of masks were a group of children of nurses, doctors, supermarket cashiers and other professions of "systematic relevance". They were the only ones who visited the local school during that time.

The film - shot in Direct Cinema style - was shot during several days in April and May 2020.

It was commissioned by the Festival FILM WITHOUT BORDERS Bad Saarow which took place in spring and summer 2020 in Bad Saarow and Storkow (Brandenburg).

https://www.filmohnegrenzen.de/en/jugendprogramm/

Presentations and festival screenings:

Festival Film Without Borders Bad Saarow (20. September 2020)

Health Defenders, Iran (19. September 2020)

Amsterdam Filmmaker Festival (December 2020, screening will be in 2021) https://amsterdam-filmmakers.nl/2020/11/30/aff2020-docs-international/

Honorable Mention at A Confined Urban Vision International Short Movie Competition Bologna, Italy (an A-Place project, co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union. ( http://www.cityspacearchitecture.org/?e=58&w=urban-visions#body-anchor. (December 2021)

Presentation at The Hoosac Institute New York / Los Angeles, USA (https://hoosacinstitute.com/events). (January 2021)

Selected for Lift-Off Global Network Online Festival, London and Los Angeles ( https://liftoff.network/online-festivals/) (January 2021)

Liberation Docfest Bangladesh, March 2021

Big Syn International Film Festival London 2021, October 2021

Africa Human Rights Film Festival, Johannesburg, South Africa, October 2021

Finalist at Rieti e Sabina Film Festival, Rome, November 25, 2021 (https://filmmakers.festhome.com/festival/rieti-e-sabina-film-festival)

Original title Masken für Alle Cast Rodeen Kaaouk, Franziska Reichelt, Kalatuun Mohamud Jamal, Roda Osman Ali, Mahmad und Makbule Dauod, Sita Faroqhi, Amin Mohamud Ahmed Idea, Director Anna Faroqhi, Haim Peretz Cinematographer Haim Peretz Editor Anna Faroqhi Production Faroqhi Peretz Filmproduktion, Berlin Year of Production 2020 Format digital file, 1:1,66 Length 14'20 min.