We Are Young. We Are Strong
In German with Chinese & English subtitles
Director: Burhan Qurbani
The film recounts the incident of violent xenophobic riots in Rostock in 1992 from the perspectives of three very different characters. Lien is a Vietnamese woman who settled in Germany, but at the end of the day she will be fighting for her life wondering if the place she called home could ever be one for her. Stefan and his friends are part of the night's violent turmoil. Young and angry, bored during the daytime, they look forward to the nightly riots and clashes with the police and foreigners. Stefan's father Martin is an ambitious local politician, trapped in a dilemma: does he advance his career or stand up for his ideals?
導演簡歷 Director Biography
Burhan QurbaniHis family fled Afghanistan in 1979, seeking political asylum in Germany. In 2002, he enrolled at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg to study Directing. His graduation project and feature debut, premiered in the competition of the Berlinale (2010) and won, among other awards, the Golden Hugo in Chicago.