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A Mercedes for Sierra Leone

Ibrahim wants to return to Sierra Leone. But not as a poor man, but as a businessman. For that he needs a car - a good one.

  • Robert Fuhrmann
  • Robert Fuhrmann
  • Robert Fuhrmann
  • Rocky Rockson
    Key Cast
  • David Bredin
    Key Cast
  • Christina Voigt
  • Sebastian Fuhrmann
  • Anja Theurich
    Assistant Editor
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Ein Mercedes für Sierra Leone
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    4 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 29, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    4,107 EUR
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  • Sirius Film Festival
    Loughborough, UK
    December 20, 2014
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • iChill Manila
    Manila, Philippines
    December 27, 2014
    Asian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • A Night of Short Films
    Philadelphia, USA
    February 8, 2015
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Multiverse Film Festival
    New York, USA
    March 26, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Clean Shorts Film Festival
    Choctaw, Oklahoma, USA
    April 3, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival
    Istanbul, Turkey
    April 24, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Festival Copa Dos Curtas
    Florianopolis, Brazil
    May 20, 2015
    South American Premier
    Official Selection
  • Trenton Film Festival
    Trenton, New Jersey, USA
    June 14, 2015
    Official Selection
  • The Long Day Short Film Festival
    Alameda, California, USA
    June 21, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Planet Connections Film Festival
    New York, USA
    July 12, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Brainwash Movie Festival
    Oakland, California, USA
    July 21, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Festival Cinema com Farinha
    São Sebastião, Brazil
    October 16, 2015
  • New York City Independent Film Festival
    New York, USA
    October 17, 2015
    Official Selection
  • São Tomé Film Festival
    Aveiro, Portugal
    October 29, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Corti Sonanti
    Napoli, Italy
    November 15, 2015
    Official Selection
  • MIA Film Festival
    May 12, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Ozark Shorts
    Los Angeles
    United States
    May 31, 2016
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Robert Fuhrmann

1980 . born in Dresden, Germany
1997 . left school
1997-2006 . organizing Techno-Open-Airs
2000-2007 . setting up a music studio and working as a producer for local bands
2004-2007 . doing A Levels at evening school
2007-2009 . studying History and Art-History at Humboldt University, Berlin
2006-present . working as a production soundmixer and sounddesigner for movies
2014 . wrote, directed and produced first short "A Mercedes for Sierra Leone"

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Director Statement

I had a friend who had come all the way from Sierra Leone to get stranded in Berlin. His dream was to return to his country as a respected businessman once the war was over. That's why he wanted to buy my car, an old Mercedes. But before that happened, he died of a heart attack here in Berlin. I remember playing chess with him once in an old cafe on the canal in Berlin Kreuzberg. - I made this film for his memory.