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A documentary by Kerstin NickigVideo on demand: Production details:
"Dear Muslim…" - thus begins Sacita's diary, which she writes for her four-year-old son, Muslim, so that he will one day understand what his parents experienced in the war in Chechnya. Why they fled to Poland. And also, so that he will be able to find his way in an uncertain future, in which, as she believes, his parents may no longer be alive.
Sacita, her husband Said-Selim and Muslim are sitting in their small room in the Home for Asylum Seekers in a provincial town in Eastern Poland, awaiting the decision of whether they will be granted asylum or not - in their hearts, they still haven't even "arrived": They are still deeply immersed in the past horrors of war which they have been documenting over the years with photos and video recordings.
An intimate portrait of the family and their wartime experiences is created from the photos, their personal accounts and the mother's diary to her small son Muslim.
The film was conceived during the director's one-year study period at the State Film Academy in Lódz together with Alicja Pahl, a student of cinematography, and a German-Polish team. During filming, the director and camerawoman spent more than 6 months in close contact with the protagonists in the Home for Asylum Seekers "Zajazd Zacisze" in the Eastern Polish town of Lomza.Credits: