Anastasija Harrowna Bräuniger was born in 1988 in Berlin. She grew up in Moscow, South England and Germany. She studied acting at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock and during her studies produced own plays and performances. 2013 Anastasija founded the Berlin based artist’s group “flying pig corporation”, which works with actors, musicians and authors. In 2014 she received the Proskenion Nachwuchsförderpreis for performing arts. After working two years intensively as a theatre actress and playing major roles, she decided to try out for the renowned Ernst Busch School Berlin to study directing. She was accepted and has begun her studies in autumn 2016. Anastasija continues to work on own performances and own exhibitions of her art work and photography. She is also a member of the Young Berlin Council in the Maxim Gorki Theatre Berlin.
On the day of the European Championship finals 2016, a group of Kurdish children from a refugee camp in north Iraq try to contact FIFA. The
children are calling the FIFA headquaters in Zurich to apply their Kurdish team for the Football World Cup 2018.
The short is about the limits that are set for certain minorities and people in difficult environments and about the childrens ability to dream big nevertheless.
We shot in a refugee camp between Erbil and Mosul were many Kurdish and Syrian refugees, among others live.
This short is dedicated to the kids of Kobane, the Champions.