The first episode of the documentary series “Only Human” introduces the moving stories of refugees. Their escape from their native countries, their journey to hope, through danger and desperation and their challenging start in an unfamiliar culture.

When Germany opened its borders to refugees six years ago, the non-profit organization “music4everybody! e.V.” initiated a series of musical projects with young refugees and native peers. These projects use art to create a safe space, where they could get closer and learn more about themselves and one another. With the guidance of professional coaches and social workers, these musical 
projects focus on building bridges between people from a variety of cultural backgrounds through the process of creating art together. The artistic modes of expression, such as singing, acting, and dancing, require a deep and trusting connection with oneself and others. Therefore, they are particularly powerful in building bridges between cultures and individuals.


Only Human in Filmfreeway


Director: Katerina Giannakopoulou

Dramaturgy: Katerina Giannakopoulou & Claudia Scarpatetti

Director of Photography: Lars Pölöskey

1st Assistant Camera: Niclas Bosch

Aerials: Niclas Bosch & Matteo Sant’Unione

Scenery: Markus Schaffrath

Editor: Johannes Dreyer

Sounddesign | Grading: Lars Pölöskey

Re-recording: Henning Großmann

Original Soundtrack: Vincent Heinen, Marius Kirsten, Elena Lenzen, Jean-Marc Lorber

Producer: Stephi Siebert

Assistant Producer: Jesper Harder & Anne Vogel

Vocal Coach: Tanja Brunner

Dance Coach: Adrián Castelló

Poster Designer: Andrea Lechler – sightworks

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