This filmic portrait of the Afghan woman Nasim is not a film about a helpless woman on the run whom we pity but still do not help. Of course, one can see the disgrace of the camp. Fires, homelessness, despair. A demonstration by Greek fascists. However, one does not just see a person helplessly exposed to these events, to one’s own fate. That would once again undermine the refugees’ humanity. The film doesn’t make it that easy for us. The film NASIM is the polarity of “fast journalism”, which aims for pity instead of compassion. It portrays Nasim’s everyday life and that of her family in a compassionate, human way. (

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Nasim (2021, doc)
Competition Documentary 2022
Ole Jacobs, Arne Büttner
Germany 2021
120 minutes
Dari / Greek / French / Farsi
OV with English subtitles
Cinematography Arne Büttner
Editing Janina Herhoffer, Ole Jacobs, Arne Büttner
Sound/Sounddesign Ole Jacobs, Azadeh Zandieh
With Nasima Tajik
Producer(s) Ray Peter Maletzki, Ayla Güney, Stephan Helmut Beier, Ole Jacobs, Arne Büttner
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
DOK Leipzig 2021