New in the class and only recently in Germany anyway, Edna finds lessons in a foreign language rather difficult. Since she sits at a special desk in the back row, the rest of the pupils sometimes forget that there is a Bosnian girl in the room. But Edna starts drawing attention to herself – and initially aggressive behaviour seems the best way to succeed. She is angry and sad and does not really know what to do. The film was made as part of the child documentary film project »dok you«.
Bernd Sahling, born 1961 in Naumburg, completed a traineeship at the DEFA Film Studios in Babelsberg in 1983. From 1986 to 1991, he studied at the »Konrad Wolf« Film and Television University in Potsdam-Babelsberg. He now works as a writer, film director and instructor as well as holding workshops around the topic of children‘s films. After various documentary films for TV, he made his fiction film debut in 2004 – Die Blindgänger (The Blindflyers) – to much acclaim.
Films by Bernd Sahling (Selection)
Unter Sehenden 2005 | Blindgänger 2003 | Gymnasium oder wir werden sehen 1999 | Zeit der Kräne 1998 | Die Rechte der Kinder: Die Ruhestörung 1997 | Im Gleisdreieck 1995 | Fundus 1994