We follow an encounter between Alice and Ali. Alice is a 25-year-old documentary photographer and activist who spent much time on the frontlines of the European refugee crisis. Ali works in Oman to support his family back in Pakistan. For 8 months of the year he lives in the desert without seeing his wife, daughters or friends. We documented what happens in the days after Alice takes a photo of Ali. They are not actors and there was no script. This is the real story of people getting to know each other. We captured their conversations and slowly discover Ali’s heartbreaking story. As well as his surprising attitude to his circumstances. With “The Encounter” we wanted to remind people about the real connections they could be missing. Because every person has a story. If you take the time to listen.
Special thanks to//
Kodak Germany - Michael Boxrucker, Camera Rentals NL - Charles McGough, Licam Rentals - Bernd Schmidt, Royal Film Company - Moritz Schreiner, Maria Kalamara, Julian Lindenmann, Canvas Club - Philip Eichkorn, Nina Boriri, Lennart Lahrs, Adrian Kuchenreuther, Henrik Roth, Sofia Misgena.
Director of Photography
Simon & Paul
Moritz Staub - Staub Audio