This film is the story of a migrant from West Africa, who used to be a drug dealer in a park in Berlin until he changed his life and became a father.
Synopsis // For years now, a park in Kreuzberg, a neighborhood of Berlin, has become “the place” for drug dealers, mostly West African natives. Their way of making money is as illegal as their presence in Germany. We follow a young man from Gambia, who had to make his living by selling drugs until he became a father and decided to drastically change his life and get qualified for a new occupation. Allowing us to see through the protagonist’s eyes, the camera leads us through his new life, not far from his former “place” and the social collective he left behind.
Filmmakers’ bios // Agniia Galdanova
(director, editor) was born in 1987 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. In 2010 she graduated from the Russian State University. She has a master degree in TV journalism. From 2005 until 2013, Agniia worked as a costume designer for major russian television channels and for different film productions in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg. In 2013, Agniia decided to move to Berlin to study filmmaking in Met Film School Berlin. Since then, she has directed several music videos, short films and documentaries.
(producer, editor) was born in Moscow, Russia. She got her first Master’s from Humanities University of TV and Radio Broadcasting as a TV&Documentary Director in 2014. From 2008 to 2014, she has been working as a director and as an editor for different TV channels in Russia. In 2014, Dasha moved to Berlin and became a student in Met Film School, Practical Filmmaking course. In 2015, she completed a Master’s course in London in Film Directing.
OOP vision // “Generally, people OUT OF PLACE are voiceless and have no access to the audience on a large scale. Today we shouldn’t hush up the reality around us, because tomorrow anyone can become OUT OF PLACE.” (Agniia Galdanova)