Simba In New York
Simba in New York

 Tobias Sauer  2016 32 min Germany Documentary  Experimental 


Walt Disney died 50 years ago. But to this day, millions of children grow up with the films he produced. To this day, he, who always stressed that he owes his success to a lot.. [+]

Documentary Short Film Contest


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German
Subtitles: English 



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Walt Disney died 50 years ago. But to this day, millions of children grow up with the films he produced. To this day, he, who always stressed that he owes his success to a lot of hard work, is seen as the embodiment of the "American Dream".

A student writing his bachelor thesis remembers his childhood fascination for the USA. He lost his mother at an early age and always identified with Disney's orphan characters. But by now, a different kind of films has caught his attention: amateur films, "home movies". He seeks the "real" america in these images.

In an essayistic "stream of conciousness", which also features important thinkers such as W.E.B. Du Bois, Henry David Thoreau and Susan Sontag, the history of the United States and the protagonist’s and his mother’s personal stories become intertwined.


Cast & Crew:


Director Tobias Sauer 
Producer Tobias Sauer 



14 Prizes & Selections:

Nov 2017 - La Cabina, International Medium Length film Festival

Jun 2017 - FEST New Directors / New Films Festival

Jun 2017 - Festival International de Contis

Jun 2017 - Festival Internacional de Cine de Huesca

May 2017 - IndieLisboa International Film Festival PORTUGAL

Apr 2017 - Festival du cinéma de Brive

Mar 2017 - Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt

Nov 2016 - Kasseler Dok Fest

Jan 1970 - TiSFF, THESS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Jan 1970 - La Plata International Independent Film Festival - FestiFreak

Jan 1970 - Szczecin European Film Festival

Jan 1970 - Montecatini International Short Film Festival

Jan 1970 - La Cabina, International Medium Length film Festival

Jan 1970 - ULTRACinema Cine Experimental y de Found Footage