Beta is launching We Are Young, We Are Strong by young Afghan-German director Burhan Qurbani in the Cannes Marché. The film explores the driving forces of xenophobia during the violent riots of 1992 in freshly reunited Germany
Based on historical facts and currently in post-production, it recounts the violent xenophobic riots in Rostock in 1992 from the perspectives of three different characters: a Vietnamese woman settled in Germany, a young hooligan involved in the night’s riots and his father, a local politician, trapped in the dilemma of advancing his career or standing up for his ideals.
Devid Striesow, Jonas Nay and European Shooting Star Saskia Rosendahl headline the cast of the film, which is a Ufa Fiction production in co-production with cine plus, Zdf and Arte.
It marks the follow up to Qurbani’s Berlinale competition title, Shahada.