Demian
(booked out)

Marc Sebastian Eils
Cameroon, Germany 2018 | 9 min | engl. subtitled
Tue, 28-May-19 07:00 PM
Q&A with: Marc Sebastian Eils

They deport­ed me on the 7th of Decem­ber. They just said: Mr. Fobas­so, you need to go home now.” While fight­ing to renew his res­i­dence status, Demian is unex­pect­ed­ly hand­cuffed and put on a plane back to Douala, Cameroon. Strand­ed in a place that is sup­posed to be his “home,” he dis­cov­ers that all of his family has either left or died. By sell­ing used wrist­watch­es, he tries to make a living and get a handle on his new life. Ger­many lies behind him and is only present in his voca­tion­al school cer­tifi­cates (best of his year), old pic­tures, and mem­o­ries.
In Marc Sebas­t­ian Eils’ short doc­u­men­tary, Demian shares his story and raises ques­tions that are rel­e­vant for many people today, but are hardly talked about: What comes after depor­ta­tion? What hap­pens when your pass­port – and not your life – deter­mines where your home is sup­posed to be?