We are looking for Investors for A Hand full of Stars. An international feature film project based on the famous novel with the same title from Rafik Shami.


Dr. Bärbel Kofler, MdB
Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid


Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
Reporters Without Borders
Liberal-Islamischer Bund
Friedrich Ebert Foundation
Bundesverband Weitblick
Gefangenes Wort
eQuinoxe Europe


We are looking for potential investors for A Hand Full of Stars. Please contact us or directly the filmmaker to get involved.

A Hand Full of Stars

Feature Film, Germany, 2020

Damascus, 1969: In the narrow alleys of the old town lives Sami, the baker's son. He and his friends Mahmud and Josef have a gang: The Black Hand. By way of flyers and graffiti they fight for justice: against the local secret service agent, against a fraudulent fruitseller, against child labor.
When his father is arrested and tortured for no reason, Sami recognizes that – under the tyrannical regime – his writing talent must serve for something greater: He wants to become a journalist!
With much courage, ingenuity and the charming naivety of a teenager he defies danger and keeps his eyes on the target. Sami, his friends and former journalist Habib publish the first free underground newspaper: the Sock-Newspaper ! – It doesn't take long before the secret service is hard on their heels...

Based on the famous novel of Rafik Schami

Writer & Director: Michael Schäfer

Marco Gilles
Daniel Mann
Sabine Sidawi
Bastie Griese
Christophe Bruncher

Production Companies:
gilles·mann Filmproduktion
Orjouane Productions
MMC Movies
Ici et Là Productions

MAD Solutions (Arab countries)

Director of Photography: Jürgen Jürges
Editor: Corina Dietz
Production Designer: Volker Schaefer
Composer: Christian Heyne
Casting DIrector: Kristin Diehle Casting

Status: Financing

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