12 Nautical Miles
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12 Nautical Miles

What is it like to pick up refugees on the Mediterranean as a sea rescuer? Clemens Nagel knows and tells us about his experiences.

Contribution

Design · Direction · Animation

Project Type

Documentary · Animation · Short

Completion Date

10th March 2021

Technique

Cell-Animation · Ink Animation · 2D

Synopsis

This is indeed only one story of many refugee rescue missions told by Clemens Nagel. A few lives of many whom he accompanied on the rescue boat Iuventa off the Libyan coast. Stunned and intently trying not to focus on the shocking news that around him people are dying he speaks about life and what takes place inside these people, what happens inside himself and what we might be beginning to forget in this world.

We interviewed Clemens after he returned home from a sea rescue mission on the Mediterranean. We animated his experiences and the struggle he had turning back to everyday life.

Technique

The animations are made by using hand drawn ink illustrations and filmed ink gradients.

Credits

Director, Animator

Jakob Werner
Anne Clara Köhler
Theresa Schlipf

Sea Rescuer

Clemens Nagel

Sound Design, Mixing, Mastering

Amparo Battaglia Lopez

Tranlation

Carla Schewe

Special Thanks to

Prof. Klaus Dufke
Prof. Hans-Jörg Kotulla
Hannes Schulze
Thea Sparmeier

Official Selections

Interfilm Festival Berlin 2018
Sehsüchte Festival 2018

Specs

Title

12 Nautical Miles

Original Title

12 Seemeilen

Project Type

Documentary · Animation · Short

Genre

Sea Rescue · Migration

Technique

Cell-Animation · Ink Animation · 2D

Country of Origin

Germany

Language

German

Length

5 minutes · 30 seconds

Release Date

5th October 2018

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