Backpackers

In today’s society, we worship success. Failure is something to be ashamed of, something to be hidden. This film is an unflinching look at failure. A story about how hard work doesn’t always pay off. We follow Kherou, a young wrestler in Dakar, through the ups and downs of his career. Shot entirely on 16mm, the rough look of the film echoes the harshness of his life. This is a film about embracing our failures. Because it’s our failures more than our successes that truly shape the people we are.

Inspired by Christian Bobst photo series:
christianbobstphotography.com/index/G00001BMGzod4ZdE

Director: Marko Roth
DoP: Moritz Dehler
1st AC: Tobias Blickle
Local Producer: Meissa Seck
Wrestler: Kherou Ngor
Edit: Emma Backman
Colorist: Marina Starke
Sounddesign: Moritz Staub
Composer: Jakob Balogh
Copywriter: Vicky Jacob-Ebbinghaus
Translator: Aline Mayerhoffer
Equipment: Vantage Film
Lab: Focus Film

Shot on:
Arriflex 416, Hawk Vlite16, Kodak 500T

Special thanks to:
Kherou Ngor, Christian Bobst, David Herbst, Tobias Fritschen, Vantage Film and Focus Film

Shot on location in Dakar, Senegal.

Awards:
Clio Awards 2018 - Gold
Ciclope Festival 2018 - Gold
Young Director Award Cannes 2018 - Shortlisted

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