This film tells the story of Mr. X, but his identity, and his face, are never revealed in it. Mr. X is a West-African refugee living in Berlin without a work permit. As his exposure might put him in danger, he is the one holding the camera instead of appearing in front of it. Mr. X shoots the landscapes and people of Berlin to tell stories about the refugee camp in Italy, about his grandmother in West Africa, about his acquaintance with African drug dealers from Görlitzer Park, and about the relationship between him, his legal status and his camera.
Tami Liberman (b. Tel Aviv, 1983) is an ethnographic filmmaker, video editor and lecturer working in Tel Aviv and Berlin. In 2007 Tami graduated from the Film Department of Tel-Aviv University with a BFA with honours and began working as a video editor in the Israeli film and television industry. In 2013 she completed an MA degree in Visual and Media Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin. Her thesis film, “Napps – Memoire of an Invisible Man” won two awards at Achtung Berlin Film Fest and Best Documentary Award at AIIFF Festival 2017, and was screened in dozens of art events, conferences and festivals such as Festival dei Popoli. Her short ethnographic film “Home in Mind” has been screened in 30 festivals worldwide.