Lisa, a rebellious Black punk, lives with her gang in a construction trailer on an occupied lot. The friends are united in the fight against the bourgeoisie, capitalism – and the power of the state. When Lisa learns of the impending eviction of the site, she must take the initiative to guard a long-kept secret. Behind the others’ backs, she accepts a job offer at the epicenter of capitalist consumer society: as a presenter alongside her hated father on the home shopping network HSP.
“Even after Black Lives Matter in 2020, certain characteristics are still attributed to Black people only because of the color of their skin. I am still asked where I actually come from, even though I was born in Germany. On the one hand, Germany is my home, but on the other hand, this is always questioned. But every person wants to have the feeling of being accepted exactly where they are. Many marginalized groups know this feeling. The English word ‘belonging’ describes this feeling for me very nicely. That’s what it's all about for me at the core. How do I deal with not feeling accepted and being perceived as ‘foreign’? Do I fight against stereotypes or do I just try to adapt? [...] I wanted to explore these questions in the film by having two diametrically opposed worlds and two generations collide. [...] Above all, it is an attempt to reconcile myself and other Afro-Germans and all those who feel similar with their identity, because even if you look different from the average, we are good – just as we are.”
Nancy Mac Granaky-Quaye