We shot the film in Berlin, Germany and in Johannesburg, South Africa. In Germany, we were supported by Lufthansa, which gave us a genuine landing gear of an Airbus A300. We transported it to Berlin and built a cocoon around it.
In Africa, we went to the poorest part of the Johannesburg township Tembisa. We made contact with the locals and found a perfect place for our shoot. As we did not have much money we decided to spend the money on the people in the township and not for semi-professional filmmakers. We built the set with the locals, rented other locations from them and bought most of our food from local stores.
This idealistic decision had unforeseen consequences. One was that we made genuine inside experiences which went directly into the film. The other was that we were protected by the people. Because of this, we didnʻt make any bad experiences at one of the most dangerous civil places in the world.
We made this movie because we believe this story has to be told. On the one hand, it is the very personal story of two African brothers who try to flee to Europe, on the other hand it is only one story of more than 60 million refugees worldwide.