American Academy Film Screening
When Paul Came over the Sea
Please note that doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the film begins at 7:00 p.m. The film will be shown in the original version (OV) with English subtitles.
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Jakob Preuss presents his new film, When Paul Came over the Sea. Paul is a student from Cameroon who has made his way across the Sahara to Morocco, where he awaits his chance to sail over the Mediterranean to Europe. Jakob follows him on his harrowing journey, all the way to Berlin. The result is a “gripping film about physical and imaginary boundaries, hope and fear, and the current state of Europe” (International Film Festival Rotterdam). The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Jakob Preuss and a small reception. The film will premiere in Germany on August 31.