Not at Home

66 min.DK/Documentary

In Kabul, a family of six is about to move to a new house. The father feels he has lost his patriarchal status since the oldest daughter, Sakina, 22, is working and pays all the bills. Communication between the family members is difficult. In a refugee camp in Germany, an 18-year-old girl from Afghanistan feels lonely and is trying her best to adjust to the routine in the camp. One day a young man begins a hunger strike. Worried about him and at the same time fascinated by him, the young girl starts to look after him. The film combines fictional and documentary elements, reconstructing a real German refugee camp with real refugees playing the extras as well as the fictional story of the family in Kabul.
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Original title Not at Home
Danish title Not at Home
Keywords Afghanistan, Wars, Asylum applicants, Escape, Afghan refugees
Director Katja Adomeit, Shahrbanoo Sadat
Screenplay Katja Adomeit
Producer Verena Gräfe-Höft, Katja Adomeit
Director of Photography Niels Buchholzer
Editor Janina Gerkens
Production country Denmark, Afghanistan
Danish festival release 12.11.2013, Cinemateket, CPH:DOX
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Production company Adomeit Film ApS


Direction Katja Adomeit
Direction Shahrbanoo Sadat


Screenplay Katja Adomeit


Producer Verena Gräfe-Höft
Producer Katja Adomeit


Cinematographer Niels Buchholzer


Editor Janina Gerkens


Sound Kristoffer Salting
Sound Brian Dyrby
Sound Uwe Winter

Visual effects

Graphic design Åsmund Sollihøgda

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