A Second Family

A Second Family

film-roll Republic of the Congo / Color / 8' / 2019 9+

Goma, DR Congo. Amina’s mother couldn’t afford a “normal” school for her only daughter. She took her to a school for deaf children even though Amina could hear perfectly well. That day Amina’s life changed. Amina learned the sign language and a few years later, in 2018, she started to coach Goma’s first basketball team of deaf people. They train every day. Very hard. And they dream big. One day they wish to participate in international competitions. For Amina and her team basketball is an escape route – and a second family.

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Ramon Sanchez Orense

Susanne Maria Krauss


He is a Spanish freelance filmmaker, photographer and scriptwriter. Since 2009 he lived and worked in Morocco, Cambodia, DR Congo and Rwanda, mainly working with non-profits and international organizations to share their stories through videos and photos.

She is a German freelance journalist and filmmaker who has produced and directed several documentary films. Before she moved to Rwanda in 2016, she worked for the German public television.

Director
Ramon Sanchez Orense
Susanne Maria Krauss
Screenplay
Susanne Maria Krauss
Cinematography
Ramón Sánchez Orense
Editing
Ramon Sanchez Orense
Sound Design
Matthias "Jim" Guenther
Producer
Susanne Maria Krauss
Language
French
Filmography
Gorillasunter Stress: Lebensraum am Limit (2020)
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