Oury Jalloh

The story of Oury Jalloh, who burnt to death in a German prison cell in 2005.
30 min
Germany
2008
Documentary
Fiction
Short
Hybrid
Status: 
Completed
My Role: 
Producer
Co-Writer
Production Sound
Short Synopsis: 
Oury Jalloh, a refugee and asylum-seeker from Sierra-Leone, who lives in former Eastern Germany, despairs of the society around him. He cannot attend social life and has no perspectives, he is not allowed to leave his district, he is not allowed to work and slowly he begins a silent, inner fight against heteronomy and social exclusion. The semi-documental short film was developed by asylum-seekers and young independent filmmakers and is connected to a true event: On the 7th January 2005, Oury Jalloh burnt to death in a police cell in Dessau, Germany.
Production Company: 

Movimiento Cinemachete

EPIZ Berlin e.V.

Video: 
Festivals: 

German Human Right Film Price 2008

German Youth Video Prize 2009

26th Kassel Documentary and Videofestival 2009

1st Prize Fiction at Political Shortcuts Int. Short Film Festival Coblence, 2009