Directed by Eda Elif Tibet & Enzo Ikah
Awards: Star of Peace & World Humanitarian Award from Jakarta film festival
Nominated for emerging Young talents Award by DOCUMENTARIST istanbul
Nominated for best İnt.Doc.Film DOCFeed, Eindhoven
Refugee here I am, is a musical documentary based on the life of a Congolese Musician Enzo Ikah, a refugee and a renown reggae artist living in Istanbul. Making the first legal reggae album in Turkey, Enzo gives hundreds of concerts and appears in various media chanels throughout the country. Through his music, Enzo raises his voice and creates dialogue with various authorities. He creates awareness about those lives in hardship, coming from war torn countries and conflicted areas.
Despite his growing fame ,Enzo does not give up living in his small room in Tarlabasi which he shares with the newcoming Syrian neighbours. He composes all his songs, day dreaming in his room, with the determination to raise hope among the refugee youth. The documentary, explores a single man’s extraordinary struggle, portraying his very creative way of reaching out to the public, as Enzo transforms his life shaken under opression and hardship into an enchanting life musical.With his film, Enzo intends to advocate that every person should be able to realize their potentials make use of their talents and realize their dreams, despite the borders.
produced by Karma Motion
World Humanitarian Gold Award, Jakarta Film Festival 2015
*Star of Peace Enzo Ikah, World Humanitarian Film Festival Jakarta
*DOCUMENTARIST Salt Beyoğlu/Istanbul, Emerging young talents award nomination, 2015
*Official selection for San Diego Black Film Festival, California
*Hangi İnsan hakları film festivali Istanul 2015
*ZEUGMA insan hakları film festivali 2015
*DOCfeed Endihoven, Netherlands 2015
*Refugee Film Days, Kızılay büyülü Fener sinema 2015
*Suç ve Ceza Film festivali 2015