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Exploring the ways we grieve and heal.

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The seahorse is a powerful animal. It stands upright in the water and cannot sink, the swimming instructor encourages the children. A place in the human brain is named after it, the hippocampus, where all memory begins. There we archive what we cannot forget. It is the seahorse in the brain where the terror and beauty of life meet – and for Hanan it is where she stores her memories of the ocean. When the young Yezidi crossed the Mediterranean Sea with her family in a small rubber dinghy, she could not swim. The images of the deep blue sea and the fear of drowning are irrevocably burned into her memory. To reconcile her past she learned how to swim. But the waters still await her with haunting images of the ocean. »Seahorse« poetically explores the contradictions and unpredictabilities of remembrance.

Student Film: The Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

In German, with English subtitles.

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Film Contact:

Christine Duttlinger


  • Year
  • Runtime
    16 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Rating
  • Note
    Documentary Short
  • Director
    Nele Dehnenkamp
  • Producer
    Christine Duttlinger, Nele Dehnenkamp
  • Executive Producer
    Christine Duttlinger, Nele Dehnenkamp