65th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film

Germany, October 17 - October 23 2022

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The jury

Mohamed Tarek (Egypt), Peter Kremski (Germany), Müge Turan (Turkey)

Awarded films


An autobiographical venture that follows a man’s life starting in France and ending in Africa. The jurors were moved by the filmmaker’s own attentive presence, “which played an almost therapeutic role in creating a safe, mediated space for himself and his two mothers to share their feelings. This is not only a powerful film for its skills in conveying empathy but also in offering a humane approach to the idea of family and a path to reconciliation and healing.”

Jury Peter Kremski, Müge Turan, Mohamed Tarek with prizewinner Mickaël Bandela