The Shaash family is spread out all over the world. The civil war in Somalia forced them into exile. Suddenly, the oldest family member, Imra (88), must leave her exile in Ethiopia. The rest of the family has to find a fast solution. But where should she go? And where can she go? Somewhere where other family members have already found a new home and a new future? Based on these questions, a transnational family drama unfolds, one in which a family tries everything and fails to find a new home for Imra. In the end, her only choice is to return to war-torn Somalia. GLOBAL FAMILY offers insight into the fate of the many people who have had to leave their homeland – for whatever reasons. They hope for a life together with their families, but have to live separated from one another, spread out all over the world.
MELANIE ANDERNACH studied Law and Creative Producing, followed by work as a freelance writer, director and producer. In 2007, she founded MADE IN GERMANY Filmproduktion, whose films have been screened at festivals all over the world, and sold internationally.
ANDREAS KÖHLER studied Legal Studies and Cinematography and works as a freelance cinematographer. In 2012, he won the German Cinematography Award. GLOBAL FAMILY is their directorial debut.