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In-between worlds

Set against a white canvas, women of various ethnic backgrounds give intimate insights into their lives in present day Germany. Their biographies differ strongly: some of them came as refugees, others have parents who came to Germany to study or work.

In-between worlds focuses on the daily conflicts and balancing acts these women face within a multicultural society. In doing so, the film scrutinises the very idea of it.


Zeynep Acar, Betoul Barouni, Hülya Bayram, Shirin Homann-Saadat, Aysel Kesen, Gwladys Plesch, Sanja Qaderi

direction,camera,cut Dorothea Carl
Sound Nicole Graul, Julia Berg
Soundmixing Jens Röhm
colour correction Martin Heckmann
still photography Dagmar Servas
production leader Nils Hartlef

funded by the Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein

Festivals & Screenings

Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival 2009
Clermon Ferrond – Marktscreeing of ag Kurzfilm 2010
Grenzland Filmtage Selb – audience award 2010
20min|max – award for the best documentary 2010
26. International ShortFilmFestival Hamburg
Wendland Shorts Filmfestival
Emergeandsee 2010 – media arts festival
International Filmfestival ContraVision
VUKOVAR Film Festival, Croatien
16th International Film Festival ETNOFILM ČADCA,Slovak Republic
International Festival of Film & Culture of Patras city, Greece 2010
Bunter Hund – International Shortfilmfest München, audience award Hasso 2010
eigenarten, interkultural Festival Hamburg
Jiddische Film- und Theaterweek Dresden
Filmforum, Nordische Filmtage Luebeck
ZEIT Online
21. Bamberger Kurzfilmtage 2011
Türkische Filmtage in München, 9.-17. April 2011
18. Augsburger Kurzfilmwochenende
Dokumentarfilmwoche Hamburg
Filme aus dem Abbildungszentrum, Metropolis-Kino, Hamburg
Across Day, 6.10.11, Cinema Arsenale in Pisa
exdox//Le Musee di visioniste – the new museum of networked art 2012
CologneOFF 2013 India II @ CeC – Carnival of e-Creativity I 22-24 Feb 2013 – Sattal/India
exDox – Experimental Documentary Film Festival 2013
Europeweek 2015 I 6. Mai 2015, Metropolis Cinema Hamburg
mo&Friese KinderKurzFilmFestival Hamburg I 1.6.2016 | Zeise Cinemas, Hamburg
Premiere of shortfilmreel about migration for kids and teenagers, 26. April 2017

distribution: arsenal institut für film und videokunst e.V
KurzFilmVerleih der KFA
and Filmsortiment