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Akhmim – Berlin

a film by Sebastian Eschenbach

How is the ancient Egyptian town of Akhmim connected to modern day Berlin? The documentary film “Akhmim – Berlin” investigates the multiple relationships between the two places, the people, their histories, the artifacts.

The film is a plea for a new form of globalisation within our minds. It formed part of the 2021 exhibition “Akhmim – Egypt’s Forgotten City” at the Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Berlin.

Exhibition at Ägyptisches Museum Berlin, 2021 (Photo: Jan-Holger Hennies)


Direction: Sebastian Eschenbach
Camera: Jan-Holger Hennies
Editing: Sebastian Eschenbach and Jan-Holger Hennies
Producer: Olivia Schubert
Production: Sammler und Jäger Film GmbH
Commissioned by: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

16 minutes, German with English subtitles
Germany 2021