"I don't like it here, it's boring." ( From the film)
What happens when a 13 year old American boy moves to Germany all of a sudden?
Morris and his single dad are the only Americans in Heidelberg, Germany. Being 13 is already a struggle, and how about being the only black teenager in suburban Germany who doesn't speak German? Despite his eagerness to learn German and to make friends, Morris is often bullied and confronted with racist mockery. Stuck in the boundaries of language and racist alienation, Morris turns to rap, singing profane songs and creating a circle of like-minded friends who indulge in drugs and alcohol. Winner of two prizes from Sundance, Morris from America is a captivating and hilarious adventure, and also a witty critique of unspoken racism among young Germans.
2016 SUNDANCE, SXSW, SAN FRANCISCO, SEATTLE, STOCKHOLM, TORINO
Director, writer, actor; Chad Hartigan was born in Nicosia, Cyprus. He attended North Carolina School of Arts and got his BFA on directing. His first feature is Luke and Brie Are on a First Date (2008). His second feature This Is Martin Bonner (2013) was shown at various international festivals.