One of FemFilmFan's guest contributors, Romina Leiding (click here for more info), was Assistant Director for the short film entitled Hope by Cem Arslan.
It's currently in the online short film competition "Grenzenlos" ("Beyond Borders") organized by Arte and we need your help!
Please visit this link and vote for the film Hope: grenzenlos.arte.tv/video/hope/
Not entirely convinced? Fair enough. Here's why we think you should vote for Hope.
The short film reflects the current refugee situation in Europe with a loving tenderness often lacking in such filmic portrayals. In 15 minutes, Arslan succeeds in allowing this rather motley group of individuals to reveal their hopes and dreams for the future, while also providing glimpses into their pasts, even when their present outlook is bleak. The characters feel pain as well, but it is this hope that keeps them together and drives them onward.
Thanks for your help! And drop us a comment below to let us know what you think of the film!