Father of Akka

Project from the 3rd semester of ifs internationale filmschule köln and Beit Berl College in Israel
Germany / Israel 2018 | 19 Min.| Documentary

The film is part of an intercultural documentary film project of the ifs and the Beit Berl College in Israel. Under the title »Sympathy for the other« students of both schools dealt with questions of national identity, multiculturalism and migration.

A street cat called Abu Akka takes us on a stroll through his hometown, where he finds himself lost and connected at the same time. He grew up in a far from perfect neighborhood, where the rules were known by its residents. Abu Akka’s past is overshadowed by a prank he did as a child that went disastrously wrong. He was consequently sent to prison as a small child and still faces the consequences of that day. But he also remembers the good times in this fisherman town. His first and only love: Celine, a Swiss backpacker, he met in Akka. Abu Akka tells us his story as a mosaic of memories.


Director / DoP / Producer: Katja Tauber
Director: Vera Grinblat
Marius Kimmel
Assistant Producers: 
Ahmad Massarwi, Maya Sikron
Editor: Antonia-Marleen Klein
Sound Supervisor: Eshkar Galili
Interpreter on Set: Ahmad Massarwi
Research and Production Manager: Maya Sikroun




Awards & Festivals

  • Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival, Tel Aviv (Israel)
  • Sound & Image Challenge International Festival 2019, Macau (China)