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by Melanie Gärtner


Frustrated by a corrupt system, Yves leaves his home in Cameroon to try his fortune in Europe. But to get there is more difficult than expected. Yves has been on the road for eight years – and is close to failing. Back home are the people who mean the most to him: his sister Annie, who has been holding the family together since Yves left, his little brother, waiting for Yves to take him to Europe, and his father, who expects him to lead the family to a better life. A film about family, the dream of Europe and the impossibility of giving up.

international title: Yves' Promise
original title: Yves' Versprechen
country: Germany
year: 2019
genre: documentary
directed by: Melanie Gärtner
film run: 79'
release date: DE 24/01/2019
cinematography by: Melanie Gärtner, Pola Sell
film editing: Mirja Gerle, Christine Niehoff
music: Ludwig Kuckartz
producer: Robert Malzahn, Sebastian Popp
production: STOKED FILM GmbH
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