I am Dublin

A feature documentary by David Aronowitsch, Ahmed Abdullahi, Anna Persson and Sharmarke Binyusuf

A documentary beginning in a fictional story from a harsh reality. The film portrays Ahmed playing a character whose life mirrors his own. Ahmed is a Dublin-case like Daoud, the character he plays in the 30-minute fiction film "Dublin". Ahmed has been in Europe for six years, living in hiding in Sweden three years . When he arrived by boat to the Italian island Lampedusa, he was forced to leave his fingerprints. At that moment he became a Dublin-case. Italy was the first country in Europe and the Dublin Regulation stipulates that he can only apply for asylum there – it is called the principle of “first country of asylum.” Through the Dublin Regulation the EU has created a large group of young people drifting around Europe. The so-called Dublin-cases are deprived of all rights and thrown out from country to country in Europe.

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Festivals, screenings etc.:
CineMigrante, Argentina 2016
Festival Intergalactique de l'Image Alternative, Brest 2016
Järvaplay festival, Stockholm June 2016
Screening at The Greek Film Archive, Athens, in cooperation with the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, 29 May
TRT Documentary Days, Panorama  Istanbul, May 14-15, 2016
ASN Convention at Columbia University, New York, April 2016
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2016 March
One world festival 2016., Prague, March
DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival 2016, January, Finland
Which Human Rights? - Film Festival, Istanbul 5th-9th December 2015
ARF/Antirasistiska Filmdagarna Stockholm, Göteborg och Malmö
This human world- International Human Rights Festival, Vienna, 3-11 December, 2015
IDFA, Amsterdam, 18 – 29 November, 2015
Nordic Film Days Lübeck, 4-8 November 2015.
Zurich Film Festival, September 2015
IFI Documentary Film Festival Dublin, September 2015
DokuFest Kosovo in Prizren, Kosovo, August 2015
Clandestino Festival, Göteborg June 2015
Sheffield Doc/Fest. June 2015
Tempo Documentary Festival, Stockholm 2015.
The film got the main prize, the Tempo Documentary Award
Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden, January 2015

Production facts

A film by Anna Persson, Ahmed Abdullahi, David Aronowitsch and Sharmarke Binyusuf

Year: 2015

Release: January 2015

Duration: 75 minutes

Idea/editing: David Aronowitsch

Interviews: Ahmed Abdullahi, Sharmarke Binyusuf

Camera: Anna Persson

Music: Michel Wenzer

Sound editing/mix: Anders Nyström

Graphics: Stefania Malmsten

Additional Camera: Micael Henriquez

Dramaturgist: Hanna Heilborn

Assistant editor: Hanna Storby

Grading: Martin Steinberg

Mastering: Mattias Valenca

Post-production assistants: Pasi Rutanen, Fredrik Sondén

Translation: Samatar Jama, Fowsi Jibril, Ilyas Mohamed Muse

Research/location manager Finland: Matti Kajander

Assistants: Elin Eriksson, Malin Hüber

Economy: Birgitta Öhrström, Eva Kjellin

Thanks to: Ina Holmqvist, Emelie Wallgren, Anita Dorazio, Lena Rösell, Anuta Sjungham, Lars Gagnér, The Binyusufs, Ulla Simonen, Rasmus Thord, Marta Dauliute, Elisabeth Marjanović Cronvall, Kerstin Brunnberg, Anna Fundin

Production Company: Story AB

Executive producer: Annika Rogell

Producer: David Aronowitsch 

With the support by: The Swedish Film Institute/ Cecilia Lidin, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee

In cooperation with: UR/ Daniel Pynnönen, Lena Hjorth

Excerpts from the short fiction Dublin © Story AB 2012, Actors: Ahmed Obsiye, Eva Melander, Ahmed Abdullahi, Leila Haji Linder, Director: David Aronowitsch, Assistant Director: Sharmarke Binyusuf, Producer: Annika Rogell, Camera: Göran Hugo Olsson, Costume: Susanna Dalström, Special Mask: Anders Bratås Et al.