This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Frieder Schlaich and Dr Azadeh Emadi
Frieder Schlaich / Germany, Peru 2017 / 92m / 12A
Cast: Scarlett Jaimes, Liliana Trujillo, Romanus Fuhrmann, Citlali Huezo
After the murder of her sister Mariella, 20-year-old Peruvian Naomi travels to Germany with her mother to engage in the murder trial. Sitting in the court Naomi and her mother are getting a deep and painful insight of the world Mariella was living in. The dream of establishing a better life in Germany is shaded by domestic violence and the racially shaped world view of her husband who killed her. The court drama "Naomi's Journey" takes a close look at the language and the course of a proceeding court case in the context of marriage and poverty migration. The film by Frieder Schlaich is based on intensive research into numerous legal proceedings and highlights various perspectives. The court staff is played by real judges, prosecutors and defense lawyers.
Dr Azadeh Emadi is a researcher and video maker with a particular interest in intercultural and transitional approaches to moving image and media arts. Her research examines and explores the intersection between Western and Middle Eastern culture in relation to digital media, experimental film and video arts. Her video practice crosses over Persian-Islamic and Western philosophies and arts, transnational media arts and digital video. She is a lecturer and researcher at the University of Glasgow, Film and TV department.
Event Series: FOKUS 2018/19