Initially Dario moved from Ecuador to Germany to be with Stephanie. But from the very first day there was a third party in their relationship: government agencies. They issued him 10 visas during the following 15 years. A long trail of papers, stamps, permits and restrictions connected Dario to Germany whilst also keeping him at a distance. Until one fine day the mayor of Hamburg invites Dario to become a German citizen. A profession of love? Dario responds with a tender-ironic road movie that traces his intertwined journey from the country of his fathers to the country of his children.

Script and Direction Darío Aguirre DoP Helena Wittmann, Darío Aguirre Sound Michael Gentner, Miguel Murrieta Karsten Krause Editing Ulrike Tortora, Darío Aguirre Dramaturgy Herbert Schwarze Artistic Consultation Christiane Büchner Music Sven Kacirek Animation Victor Orozco Color Grading Ueli Nüesch / Lab 54a GmbH, Zurich Sounddesign Guido Keller / Magnetix, Zurich Finishing Optical Art, Hamburg Language Coach Carmen Rutzel Project consultancy Marieanne Bergmann Accountant Lies Schumandl Production Management Stephanie Tonn, Franziska Sonder, Melanie Clausen / NDR Editing Monika Schäfer, Ulrike Dotzer Producers Tobias Büchner, Franziska Reck A production by BÜCHNER Filmproduktion GbR and RECK Filmproduktion In coproduction with NDR and in cooperation with ARTE
Funded by Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Zürcher Filmstiftung, Succès Cinéma, Bundesamt für Kultur (EDI) Schweiz

Distribution Germany: Peripher Filmverleih
World Sales: Rise&Shine Berlin

Festivals

Filmfest Hamburg, Germany 2018
Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, Germany 2018
Santa Barbara Internationalen Film Festival, U.S. Premiere 2019
Festival Cinélatino, 26es Rencontres de Toulouse, France 2019
EDOC Dokumentarfilmfestival, Ecuador 2019
¡Muestra!“ Filmfestival 2019, Germany 2019
Ausstellung „Fragments from now“ in Künstlerhaus Bethanien. Germany 2019
Schulkinowochen  Germany 2019
Ausstellung „Fragments from now“ in Bundeskunsthalle Bonn. Germany 2020
Lateinamerika und Karibik Herbst Germany 2020
Ecuadorian Filmfestival New York EFFNY U.S. 2020