Title:I Am Not Afraid
Vanja learns that being courageous means confronting one's own anxieties, fears, and mistakes and that everyone, even the big ones, gets terrified now and then, and there is absolutely no harm in that. You never know if someone is brave no matter how much time you prepare them to be until something really happens which puts their learning to use. Bravery does not mean not being scared. It has more to do with being scared and facing your fears anyway.
German dialogue, with Arabic & English subtitle
2022 (Middle East Premiere)
Marita Mayer (1976) grew up in Hamburg, Germany. She has a background in Cultural Management and Education from the University of Hildesheim. She specialized in drawing animation at the Animation School Hamburg. Marita has worked on several 2D and stop-motion productions. She performed as program manager for five editions of Fredrikstad Animation Festival. Her graduation film “Be Nice” was screened at several festivals around the world and won the audience awards at Flensburg Short Film Festival and Wiesbaden Short Film Festival in 2010.