27 Februar

A Film by Marie-Thérèse Jakoubek

Synopsis

FEBRUARY 27th
For 42 years, around 210.000 Saharawi have been living in camps in the Algerian desert due to the occupation of the Western Sahara by Morocco. The Saharawi are waiting for a promised referendum, which should enable them to decide on their future and the usage of their homeland.
“February 27th“ is a national holiday and the name of the camp in which the film takes place.
The film uses tableaus to tell about the life in the camps and about the difficulties of a temporary existence in exile.  An existence that evolved into a home against their will and to this day represents a symbol of resistance and resilience. At the same time, it depicts their longing for a lost land that many Saharawi just know from stories but still call their home.

Director

  • Picture of Marie-Thérèse Jakoubek © Olga Kondyli-Roussou

    Marie-Thérèse Jakoubek

    Marie-Thérèse Jakoubek was born in Vienna in 1988. She works as a photographer and filmmaker. Between 2013 and 2017 she studied film and visual art at the university of fine arts in Hamburg. “February 27th” is her graduation project.

Awards + Festivals

  • 42th DUISBURGER FILMWOCHE (Official Selection, Duisburg, Germany)November 6, 2018
  • 11th DIAGONALE GRAZ (Official Selection, Graz, Austria)March 19, 2019
  • 16th DOKUMENTARFILMWOCHE HAMBURG (Official Selection, Hamburg, Germany)April 3, 2019
  • DOKFEST MÜNCHEN (Official Selection, Munich, Germany)May 12, 2019
  • 3rd THE BUDDHA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2019
  • 4th SACRAMENTO UNDERGROUND FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sacramento, CA, USA)July 25, 2019
  • 4th REGINA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Regina, Canada)August 13, 2019
  • 1st WEST EUROPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FUSION ISFF (Official Selection, Brussels, Belgium)August 17, 2019
  • 4th "BEYOND BORDERS" INT'L DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL IN CASTELLORIZO (Official Selection, Castellorizo, Greece)August 25, 2019
  • ARCHFILMLUND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lund, Sweden)October 17, 2019
  • TRANSCINEMA FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE (Official Selection, Lima, Peru)December 6, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Marie-Thérèse Jakoubek
Screenplay
Marie-Thérèse Jakoubek
Producer
Marie-Thérèse Jakoubek
Director of Photography
Max Sänger
Sound
Johannes Frese
Editor
Marie-Thérèse Jakoubek
Sound Design
Ole Sünderhauf

Details

Running Time
43:12 min
Shooting Format
4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

Hochschule für bildende Künste
Lerchenfeld 2
22081 Hamburg

DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

Marie-Thérèse Jakoubek
Steindamm 28
20099 Hamburg, Germany

+49 (0)157 55275467

marietherese.jakoubek@gmail.com