Napps

A Film by Tami Liberman

Synopsis

This film tells the story of Mr. X, but his identity, and his face, are never revealed in it. Mr. X is a West-African asylum seeker living in Berlin without a work permit. As his exposure might put him in danger, he is the one holding the camera instead of appearing in front of it. Mr. X shoots the landscapes and people of Berlin to tell stories about the refugee camp in Italy, about his grandmother in West Africa, about his acquaintance with African drug dealers from Görlitzer Park, and about the relationship between him, his legal status and his camera.

Director

  • Picture of Tami Liberman © Tami Liberman

    Tami Liberman

    Tami, born in 1983 in Tel Aviv, Israel, is a filmmaker, film editor and visual anthropologist. Having completed her BFA in film from the Tel Aviv University (with honours) Tami began working as a video editor in the Israeli film and television industry in 2007. She was awarded a scholarship in the field of editing by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.  Editing the award-winning German feature film Unteachable led her to move to Berlin in 2010. In 2013 Tami completed her Ma studies in Visual and Media Anthropology at the Freie Universität Berlin (final grade: A, excellent). Her first film, Home in Mind, was accepted into film festivals such as Huesca International Film Festival, Spain 2014.

Awards + Festivals

  • 38th DUISBURGER FILMWOCHE / FILMWEEK DUISBURG (Competition, Germany)November 4, 2014
  • 31st KASSELER DOKUMENTARFILM- UND VIDEOFEST (Official Selection, Germany)November 11, 2014
  • LISTED IN THE GERMAN FILMS CATALOGUE „GERMAN DOCUMENTARIES 2015“ February 1, 2015
  • 8th AFRICAN WORLD DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)February 6, 2015
  • MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM („Special Programme: Africa World Doc. Film Festival“, St. Luis, Mo, USA)February 6, 2015
  • 5th FILUMS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pakistan)February 13, 2015
  • INSTITUTE OF AFRICAN STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF GHANA („Special Programme: Africa World Doc. Film Festival“, Legon, Ghana)February 22, 2015
  • UNIVERSITY OF WEST INDIES („Special Programme: Africa World Doc. Film Festival“, Cave Hill, Barbados)March 5, 2015
  • 11th AKBANK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Turkey)March 16, 2015
  • IPRESENT INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL („Special Programme: Africa World Doc. Film Festival“, Lagos, Nigeria)March 19, 2015
  • BETTER FAMILY LIFE, INC. („Special Programme: Africa World Doc. Film Festival“, St. Luis, Mo, USA)March 28, 2015
  • UNIVERSITY OF YAOUNDÉ („Special Programme: Africa World Doc. Film Festival“, Yaoundé, Cameroon)April 5, 2015
  • SAM & MARILYN FOX ATLAS WEEK PROGRAM, ST. LUIS UNIVERSITY („Special Programme: Africa World Doc. Film Festival“, St. Luis, Mo, USA)April 12, 2015
  • *THE EXBERLINER FILM AWARD 2015* *SPECIAL MENTION: MEDIUM-LENGTH FILM*
    11th ACHTUNG BERLIN – NEW BERLIN FILM AWARD („Made in Berlin-Brandenburg“, Berlin, Germany)April 15, 2015
  • THE MOLEFI KETE ASANTE INSTITUTE FOR AFROCENTRIC STUDIES („Special Programme: Africa World Doc. Film Festival“, Philadelphia, PA, USA)April 18, 2015
  • EXBLICK FILMREIHE IM LICHTBLICK-KINO (Exberliner Film Award Screening, Berlin, Germany)May 18, 2015
  • 43rd HUESCA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Shortlisted as finalist in the Contest: Documental, Spain)June 13, 2015
  • ZANZIBAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tanzania)July 18, 2015
  • UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE („Special Programme: Africa World Doc. Film Festival“, Bellville, South Africa)August 1, 2015
  • 15th SEOUL NEW MEDIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (Glocal Propose Section, South Korea)August 6, 2015
  • 39th OPEN AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Competition, Germany)August 16, 2015
  • „I WILL TELL“ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL („Special Programme: Africa World Doc. Film Festival“, London, UK)August 30, 2015
  • 5th ICKLE FILM FEST (Official Selection, UK)September 24, 2015
  • 22nd ASTRA FILM FESTIVAL (Short List for the Student, Romania)October 5, 2015
  • UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES („Special Programme: Africa World Doc. Film Festival“, Kingston, Jamaica)October 8, 2015
  • 11th REGARD BLEU FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Competition, Switzerland)October 24, 2015
  • 24th ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Missouri, USA)November 5, 2015
  • 56th FESTIVAL DEI POPOLI – FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DEL FILM DOCUMENTARIO (Official Selection, Italy) November 27, 2015
  • 14th FILMZ – FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS (Documentary Competition, Germany)November 28, 2015
  • 4th FAMILY FILM PROJECT (Official Selection, Portugal)December 8, 2015
  • BERLIN ART FESTIVAL (Screening, Berlin, Germany)December 11, 2015
  • NIGHTLIGHT FEST (Screening, Tel Aviv, Israel)December 25, 2015
  • 32nd INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL “SARAJEVO WINTER 2016” (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 7, 2016
  • 4th BODDINALE 2016 (Competition, Berlin, Germany)February 11, 2016
  • 3rd SAMYAK INT’L SHORT FILM & DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Pune, India)August 19, 2016
  • 1st ALIVE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, CA, USA)September 23, 2016
  • 3rd STIFF – STUDENT INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rijeka, Croatia)October 13, 2016
  • 19th INT’L FILM FESTIVAL ETNOFILM CADCA 2016 (Main Competition, Slovakia)October 18, 2016
  • 1st BUCHAREST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Student Section, Bucharest, Romania)November 1, 2016
  • 18th MADURAI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 2nd FESTIVAL INT'L DE CINE DE MEDELLIN (Official Selection, Medellin, Colombia)February 15, 2017
  • 3rd LONG AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF SANTIAGO (Official Selection, Santiago de Chile, Chile)March 9, 2017
  • 1st BUDDHA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 10, 2017
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD*
    3rd ANOTHER INDEPENDENT INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA)September 22, 2017
  • 4th SANTA CRUZ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santa Cruz, Argentina)April 27, 2018
  • 1st LEBANESE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)July 12, 2018
  • 3rd CANAL DE PANAMA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Panama City, Panama)August 16, 2018
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM*
    4th BANGIFF BANGKOKTHAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bangkok, Thailand)October 14, 2018
  • 2nd SHORT LONG WORLD FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Corrientes, Argentina)November 8, 2018
  • 3rd SYMI INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Island of Symi, Greece)September 16, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Tami Liberman
Screenplay
Mr. X and Tami Liberman
Producer
Markus Kaatsch
Director Of Photography
Mr. X
Editor
Tami Liberman
Sound-Design
Matthias Kaatsch

Details

Running Time
30:00
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, HD, HDCam, BluRay, DVD, .mov
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
5.1 Surround/ Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILMSCHOOL, DISTRIBUTION & PRODUCTION

The Visual and Media Anthropology MA program
The Institute for Ethnology
Freie Universität Berlin
Landoltweg 9-11
14195 Berlin, Germany
+49 (0) 3083856505

ethnolas@zedat.fu-berlin.de