Yes I Am!
Yes I Am!, Germany, 2007, 104 min, Digi Beta, Arts and Culture
When Flame was sixteen, he left his parents' place to live in a home where he learned the gangsta trade.When Mamadee was ten, the GDR collapsed, dashing her dreams of wearing the Thälmann pioneers' red scarf. When Adé was fifteen, his father was killed and he left Nigeria for Leverkusen. All three grew up as German children of black fathers, and all three grew up without their fathers. But their paths never crossed till a black African was brutally killed by three youths in a park in Dessau. Following the murder, more than twenty of the best-known afro-German musicians joined up to found the band project "Brothers Keepers. They visited schools in East Germany to talk to the kids. The film tells the story of Flame, Mamadee and Adé and the story of the Brothers Keepers. It tells of the power of music and shows how good it feels to raise one's voice as a group.
Director of photography:
Dirk Heuer, David Schultz
Sven Halfar, Thomas Tielsch
Jan Peter Heusermann
22769 Hamburg, Germany
Internationale Hofer Filmtage 2006
Internationales Dokumentarfilmfestival Leipzig 2006
Max-Ophüls-Preis Saarbrücken 2007
FESPACO Ouagadougou 2007
Yilan Green International Film Festival Taiwan
Film Festival Abidjan