Switzerland 2021

In a Syrian border village in the early 80’s, little Sero attends school for the first time. A new teacher has arrived with the goal of making strapping Panarabic comrades out of the Kurdish children. To enable paradise to come to earth, he uses the rod to forbid the Kurdish language, orders the veneration of Assad and preaches hate of the Zionist enemy – the Jews. The lessons upset and confuse Sero because his long-time neighbors are a lovable Jewish family.

Production: Frame Film GmbH, SRF Swiss Television, ARTE G.E.I.E.
Producer: Mano Khalil
Scriptwriter: Mano Khalil
Director: Mano Khalil
DoP: Stéphane Kuthy
Makeup Artist: Julia Nietlispach
Costume Design: Linda Harper – Gulsan Ozer
Composer: Mario Batkovic