HAYAT JUMPS wins the German Human Rights Film Award 2022 in the Category “Education”

German Human Rights Film Award 2022 in the category "Education" for HAYAT JUMPS by Miriam Goeze

Congratulations to director Miriam Goeze, who received the German Human Rights Film Award 2022 in the category "Education" with her short feature film HAYAT JUMPS (55th Hof International Film Festival). Her film emerged as the award winner from a total of 385 submitted productions.

Nine-year-old Hayat lives with her father in a refugee shelter. She loves to have fun with her friends - and is annoyed by her father, who always wants to have his peace. The story of a summer day in which Hayat dares to do more than just sneak through the window.

Trailer "Hayat springt", Preisträger 2022 in der Kategorie Bildung
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"It is precisely the open, but also contrasting images that convinced the jury: the unconstrained play of the children and the sad muteness of the adults, the dreariness of the accommodation and the literally exuberant joy of life. They offer occasions to tell stories of flight and migration as well as their backgrounds, thus giving children the space to ask questions that have their relevance in most schools today. At the same time, the film shows..."

"...universal images of childhood, children and their longing for family, friendship and a very ‘normal’ life."

From the jury statement

The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, 10 December 2022, Human Rights Day, at 7 p.m. in Nuremberg's Tafelhalle and will be streamed live.