Majub's JourneyMajub’s Journey
Majubs Reise
Majub's JourneyEva Knopf // Germany // 2013 // 49 min // Original with English sub. // 15+

Thu, 24 Apr • TIM XXI 3 • 17:00
Sun, 27 Apr • TIM XXI 3 • 17:00

The essayistic documentary Majub’s Journey tells the story of an African man who lived in Germany during the 1930s and worked as an extra in the movie business. 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. About a decade later he decides to travel to Germany. This film tells his story—his childhood in the colony and his life in Germany under Nazi dictatorship—including the holes that the archive leaves open.

Eva Knopf studied film-related subjects at several top world universities like Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, University of California, Berkeley, Georg-August Universität, Göttingen and Universiteit van Amsterdam. She has made several documentary films in Europe and Africa and worked as a projectionist in different art house theaters.