Key cast: Tufan Abubakr

On the day of the football European Championship finals 2016, a group of Kurdish children from a refugee camp in Northern Iraq, tries to contact the FIFA. The children call the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland to register their team for the football World Championship in 2018.
“Champions” was filmed 2016 in a refugee camp between Erbil and Mosul, where Kurdish and Syrian refugees from Kobane are accommodated.


Anastasija Harrowna Bräuniger was born in 1988 in Berlin. She grew up in Moscow, South England and Germany. She studied acting at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock and during her studies produced own plays and performances. 2013 Anastasija founded the Berlin based artist’s group “flying pig corporation”, which works with actors, musicians and authors. In 2014 she received the Proskenion Nachwuchsförderpreis for performing arts. After working two years intensively as a theatre actress and playing major roles, she decided to try out for the renowned Ernst Busch School Berlin to study directing. She was accepted and has begun her studies in autumn 2016. Anastasija continues to work on own performances and own exhibitions of her art work and photography. She is also a member of the Young Berlin Council in the Maxim Gorki Theatre Berlin.



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