Brother's Keeper Ferit Karahan


Like an Island

Production company: Alva Film
World premiere: Visions du Réel 2022



In the heat of the summer, two watchmen secure the river that runs through a neighbourhood in Lausanne. Ammar is new to the job, and Daniel shares his experience with him. During their rounds and encounters with the inhabitants, they observe and are observed, while bonds are being formed. And the question arises: what could have happened by the river?


Director: Tizian Büchi
Writer: Tizian Büchi
Editor: Thomas Marchand

Producers: Thomas Reichlin, Britta Rindelaub
Co-producers: Tizian Büchi, Michael Scheuplein, Clotilde Wüthrich

Cast: Daniel Nkubu, Ammar Abdul Kareem Khalaf

Length: 106 min

International sales: Alva Film