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Majub's Reise [Trailer]

Majubs Journey [Trailer]

Eva Knopf // Germany // 2013 // 01:30 min

As part of the digital Short Film Walk we present the trailer of "Majubs's Journey". The essayistic documentary Majub's Journey tells the story of an African man who lived in Nazi Germany during the 1930s and worked as an extra in the movie industry. He was born in the German colony Deutsch-Ostafrika and became a soldier for the Germans during World War I – when he was only nine years old. After the Germans lost the war, they failed to hand him his military pay. About a decade later he decides to travel to Germany and personally collect his outstanding money. This film tells his story – his childhood in the colony and his life and in Nazi Germany – including the holes that the archive leaves open. (Eva Knopf) (photo: still Majub's Journey, Eva Knopf)

The film was shown in the following programs: