A story of a young man Yoan Pablo Hernandez, who out of responsibility towards his family leaves his home in Cuba. In order to provide a better life for his parents and siblings, he decides to earn as much money as possible in far away Germany. His biggest asset is his talent as a boxer. The price he is prepared to pay for his ambition is high. Life amongst the extended family in Cuba is exchanged for a fight against isolation. Pablo's plight is made all the worse by the fact that there is no way back after being labeled a 'defector' by his homeland. A film about a life in isolation and yearning for home.
Benjamin Kahlmeyer was born in 1982 in Marburg, Germany. After graduating from high school, doing his civilian service and a stay abroad in France, he studied philosophy and literature at the Freie Universität Berlin from 2003 to 2005. He went on to work at the community radio station Offener Kanal Berlin, supervising the youth editorial team with radio and radio play. This was followed by a succession of internships at various commercial and feature film production companies, where he gained experience as a sound mixer, production assistant and co-director. It was also around this time that he first started to create and develop his own video work and film music projects. From Oct. 2005, Benjamin was a documentary film student at the Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany. He graduated in 2011 with his documentary Meanwhile in Mamelodi.
Between Rounds, 2009, Documentary, Film Academy Baden-WuerttembergDer Mann im Fahrstuhl, 2008, short film, Film Academy Baden-WuerttembergHochdeutsch ist Schwäbisch, 2007, Documentary, Film Academy Baden-WuerttembergSpy vs. Spy, 2006, short film, Film Academy Baden-WuerttembergDer Mann im Fahrstuhl, 2008, Documentary, Film Academy Baden-WuerttembergBildnerei der Geisteskranken, 2005, Documentary, Offener Kanal Berlin