The Day I Became A Refugee

On February 24th 2022, Russia started a war against the independent nation of Ukraine.

Anna, a young single mother, loses her job and home overnight due to the bombardment and has to leave her family and country.

Because of the circumstances, she accepts a job offer in Germany. But the people who offered her the job only wanted to take advantage of her plight. So she ends up as a victim of human trafficking.

The story is about a strong woman who fights her way through to support her son and family back home.

  • Julia Weiss
  • Julia Weiss
  • Patrick Bolt
  • Julia Weiss
  • Anna Kundukova
    Key Cast
  • Marina Pugacheva
    Key Cast
  • Inga Solovyova
    Key Cast
  • Micha Hornich
    Key Cast
  • Wulf Bangert
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Der Tag, an dem ich zum Flüchtling wurde
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  • Runtime:
    39 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 20, 2023
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  • Country of Filming:
    Germany, Ukraine
  • Language:
    German, Ukrainian
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Director Biography - Julia Weiss

Julia Weiss is a young upcoming artist, who is strongly engaged in diversity and inclusion. She always felt the need to support minorities with her projects. She is also part of the LGBTQ+ community.

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Director Statement

With this film, I want to give Ukraine a voice in the hope to make a difference for a peaceful world.
It was a great experience to work with Ukrainian Actors, who found the strength to work on this project despite the ongoing war.