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02 – 10 August 2019
Edition XVIII

02 – 10 August 2019
Edition XVIII

:FACING MECCA

Schedule: 05 August, 16:00, Shtëpia e Kulturës | 07 August, 18:00, Shtëpia e Kulturës

:FACING MECCA

Switzerland, 2017, 25 min

Pensioner Roli comes to Fareed’s assistance when the Syrian refugee is faced with the burial of his Muslim wife. Together they stumble into a bewildering forest of Swiss bureaucracy to which Roli finds a beautifully simple answer…

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Jan-Eric Mack was born in 1983 in Trüllikon ZH, Switzerland. In 2001 he began an apprenticeship as a graphic designer at Atelier 22 in Winterthur. For his final thesis he won a Junior Award of the Swiss Graphic Designers association. From 2005 on he worked as a graphic designer with various ateliers. In 2009 he began studying film at the Zurich University of Arts (ZHdK).
Krakow FF 2018. Max Ophüls Preis 2018. Solothurner Filmtage 2018. Flickerfest IShFF 2018. Best of the Festival Award – Palm Springs ShortFest 2017. Audience Award - Winterthur 2017. Jury Award – St Cloud FF 2017.
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05 August, 16:00, Shtëpia e Kulturës 07 August, 18:00, Shtëpia e Kulturës
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Jan-Eric Mack
Joël Jent
Jan Mettler
Simon Gutknecht
Peter Freiburghaus, Jay Abdo, Ruth Schwegler, Merav Ibrahim
Dimitri Käch

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