A true story about a war and the tragic impact it has on the lives of three people.
In his early 20s, Addai leaves his entire life behind and moves to Syria to help victims of the civil war. At first he is assigned kitchen duty together with Ilias. Addai writes to his mother: “Don’t worry about me, I’m fine.” Two years later Addai’s mother receives a letter from prison. Ilias has been sentenced for terrorism by a German court. He wants to meet her and writes: “One thing you have to believe me, we went there with good intentions.”
ESTHER NIEMEIER is a director and producer working in both the UK and Germany. Her films as a director include: WALZ (short doc, 2007), STERNE (music video, 2016), SIMULANT (short, 2016), and TRACING ADDAI (animated doc, 2018), which is her graduation film from the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF and was among the finalists for the 2018 Student Academy Awards®.