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Oury Jalloh

Categories: Film Documentary Fiction Short

My Roles: Project Manager / Producer Production Sound

The story of Oury Jalloh, who burnt to death in a German prison cell in 2005.
Oury Jalloh Still Photo

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.

Trailer: Oury Jalloh Trailer on YouTube


Production: Moviemiento Cinemachete, EPIZ Berlin
Director: Simon(è) J. Paetau, Maman Salissou Oumarou and others
Duration: 30 min
Year: 2008 - Country: Germany