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30 minutes, 2018
Director : Esther NIEMEIER (Germany)
Production : Filmuniversitat Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (Germany)

The animated documentary “Tracing Addai” is about a young man in his twenties living in Germany who has always wanted to help people. In 2013 Addai went to Syria and joined a Salafist group. A few years later, Addai’s mother meets Ilias, who has returned from Syria. Through their personal stories, the film gradually constructs what has happened to Addai.

Esther NIEMEIER is a producer/director who works between the UK and Germany. Her first short documentary “Walz” was selected at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and has been broadcast throughout Europe on Canal+, Future Shorts and Okto TV. “Tracing Addai” is her graduation film.