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film type documentary film Production Country Germany, Republic of North Macedonia production year 2022 runtime 30'00 colour
screening format DCP aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9) sound format Dolby Surround languages Englisch, Serbisch Subtitles Englisch

Over the past 20 years, thousands of young Macedonian women and men worked in the kitchens and laundries of US military bases in Afghanistan and Iraq. With the withdrawal of the last US troops in summer 2021, they came back and brought with them quickly-earned money, soon invested in real estate, but also traumatic memories.

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director Anabela Angelovska Produktion / Production Anabela Angelovska Drehbuch / Script Anabela Angelovska Schnitt / Editing Anabela Angelovska, Imke Koseck Bildgestaltung / DOP Betty Herzner Tongestaltung / Sound Design Petar Jovanovski
2022 Berlinale - Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, Germany
2022 Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2022 Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, Germany
2022 Eastern Neighbours Film Festival, The Hague, Netherlands
2022 EBS International Documentary Festival, Seoul, Korea (Republic of)
2022 Architecture Film Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2022 Tehran International Short Film Festival, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • Anabela Angelovska
  • +49 176 24556240
  • Anabela Angelovska
  • +49 176 24556240
  • Anabela Angelovska
  • +49 176 24556240

Anabela Angelovska

The filmmaker and artist Anabela Angelovska lives and works in Hamburg. Since 2005 she has lectured at art academies and universities. Her films and video installations have been presented in art institutions and at film festivals. HAKIE-HAKI. and RETREAT both premiered at the Berlinale and screened internationally.

2007 25th of May – Day of the Youth
2009 Templum Novum Salomonis
2015 HAKIE-HAKI. Ein Leben als Mann.