Brother Jakob

Germany, 2017, 92 min.

Director

Elí Roland Sachs

Producer

Elí Roland Sachs

Scenario

Elí Roland Sachs

Rights Holder

Taskovski Films

DOP

Elí Roland Sachs, Markus Kloth

Production

Dokomotive

In this very intimate portrait the director Elí Roland Sachs attempts to understand the behavior of his brother who, having read the Koran a few years earlier, decided to convert to Islam and entirely change his life. Jacob cut himself off from his old friends, gave up the pleasures enjoyed so far and turned himself to God. The film is an opportunity for the director to re-establish the lost brotherly bond and goes far beyond exclusively religious reflections.

HONORS
2017 DOK.fest IDFF Munich (Germany) – Best Documentary in the German Competition (DOK.deutsch)
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Elí Roland Sachs

Born in 1985 in Göttingen, Germany, grew up in various countries in Africa (Senegal, Rwanda, Botswana and Cameroon). From 2007 to 2013 studied directing and camera for documentaries at the Academy for Media Arts Cologne, Germany, in 2011 studied directing at EICTV Film School in Cuba. Since 2013, has worked as a freelance camera operator and film director. In 2015, received a production scholarship from the Mediengründerzentrum NRW and founded the documentary production company Dokomotive.

Selected filmography

2017 Brother Jakob

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