GERMAN CLASS every beginning is hard
89 min. / documentary / FHD / black&white
GERMAN CLASS takes us back to school. Over the course of six months the film closely follows the daily ups and downs of a group of children from abroad as they take their first steps in the German school system. Small successes, large set-backs, school pranks and the looming threat of deportation – the challenges the children face are just as diverse as the countries and cultures they originate from.
GERMAN CLASS is a touching portrait of learning, adapting and growing in a new language and in a new society. A fresh look at an institution that we think we all know well – school.
a film by Florian Heinzen-Ziob
© Florian Heinzen-Ziob und Georg Heinzen GbR, 2018