original languages: German, Italian, Somali with English or German subtitles available The Shaash family is spread out all over the world. The civil war in Somalia forced them into exile. Suddenly, the oldest family member, Imra (88), must leave her exile in Ethiopia. The rest of the family has to find a fast solution. But where should she go? And where can she go? Some where where other family members have already found a new home and a new future? Based on these questions, a transnational family drama unfolds, one in which a family tries everything and fails to find a new home for Imra. In the end, her only choice is to return to war-torn Somalia.
GLOBAL FAMILY offers insight into the fate of the many people who have had to leave their homeland – for whatever reasons. They hope for a life together with their families, but have to live separated from one another, spread out all over the world. Best Documentary of 39th FF Max Ophüls Prize
Top Audience Pick – 25th Hot Docs Toronto section The Changing Face of Europe
33rd DOK.fest Munich - Best of Fests
Best Documentary Kinofest Lünen 'Ruhrpoot-Leserfilmpreis'
- Director Melanie Andernach, Andreas Köhler
- Producer Melanie Andernach
- Director of Photography Andreas Köhler
- Editor Nicole Kortlüke, Carina Mergens
- Sound Matthias Schwab, Manuel Laval, Melanie Andernach
- Score Stefan Will