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  • Director

    Eli Roland Sachs

  • Certificate


  • Run Time

    92 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin


  • Language

    German, Arabic

  • Director of Photography: Eli Roland Sachs

  • Editor: Yana Höhnerbach

  • Produced by: Eli Roland Sachs

  • Music: Antonio de Luca

  • Production Designer: Jörg Waschat

  • Sound Production: Antonio de Luca

Director Bio

Eli Roland Sachs

P&I - Director Bio

Elí Roland Sachs is a German camera operator and film director. He studied directing and camera for documentaries at the Academy for Media Arts Cologne, Germany and then studied directing at the International Film School in Cuba. In 2015 Elí received a scholarship from the Mediengründerzentrum NRW and founded the documentary production company Dokomotive.


Brother Jakob

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“Jakob is my dear brother. He used to love to party, make music and let himself drift through life in Berlin. Then six years ago, he suddenly became a Muslim. He broke off contact with his old friends and his old ways. Now as a Salafi, every question has an answer in the rules of a fundamental Islam. By filming him, I go in search of our lost bond of brotherly love and suddenly find myself on a journey with him, that goes beyond a religious exploration.” - Eli Roland Sachs

This film contains strobe effects.

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