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The Foreign Everyday

Sharon On, Laura Söllner – Director | Monday 02.11. | 21:45 HS


Six people – some of which recently fled to Germany, some who grew up
here, accompany each other on their daily routine.
They attend german classes, meet friends, take a pedal boat for a spin,
prepare a barbecue and have coffee together. In the process, they are
talkin about their roots and their families and what being at home means

Director Biography – Sharon On , Laura Söllner

Sharon On (Israel) studied directing in Tel Aviv, film directing at the FilmArche Berlin and Theater Education at the Berlin University of the Arts. She worked as assistant director and production manager at the National Theater HABIMA in Israel; staged “To die for” at the English Theater Berlin and “fishbowl” with the youth club of the Hans Otto Theater in Potsdam.

Laura Söllner (Austria) studied Theater, Film and Media Studies in Austria (Vienna) / France (Tours) and Theater Education at the Berlin University of Arts. She worked as assistant director at Theater der Jugend, Vienna and at Theater des Kindes, Linz and as director of theater projects and workshops in Berlin (among others for the Schaubühne Berlin and the Kunsthaus Prenzlauer Berg), in Brandenburg and in Innsbruck.

Together, they lead art projects for “VorOrtung e.V.- contemporary art and culture in context”, which has its headquarters in Ludwigsfelde, Brandenburg.


Sharon On
2019 THE FOREIGN EVERDAY (Documentary, 77min., German, Arabic)
2018 HASE UND KATZE STEHLEN MIR DIE SHOW (Hybrid Documentary, 61 min., German)
2011 DIE RACHE (Mockumetary, 7 min., German)
2008 MICHAEL (Short, Experimental, 5 min., German)
2008 ES WIRD GEFÄHRLICH (Fiction, Short, 4 min., German/ FilmArche)
2008 KAKTUS (Reportage/Documentary, 60 min., German/ Hebrew)
2008 MIKROWELLE (Fiction, Comedy, Short, 8 min., German/ Hebrew)
2007 TAPE FÜR MAYA (Fiction, Drama, Short, 13 min., German/ FilmArche)
2004 WALLEYBALL (Mockumentary, 2 min., Hebrew)
2004 LEBERMANN (Mockumentary, 3 min., Hebrew)
2004 CHECKPOINT (Mockumentary, 3 min., Hebrew)

Laura Söllner
2019 THE FOREIGN EVERDAY (Documentary, 77min., German, Arabic)
2008 HEIMAT (Documentary, 10 min., French)

Director Statement

n Ludwigsfelde, Brandenburg – as in many european cities – people who where born here have been living together with people who had to flee their countries for decades.
When we founded our association Vorortung e.V in Ludwigsfelde in 2015,
we noticed that despite a great deal of openness for the newcomers, there ware hardly any deeper encounters between refugees and long-established residents.
On both sides we saw inhibitions, prejudices and above all awe of speaking openly about
the escape, feelings and religion.
With “The Foreign Everyday” we were able to facilitate encounters between six people.
The film shows their encounters and draws a more hopeful picture of Brandenburg as the recent rise of the right-wing party AfD in elections would suggest.
We hope that “The Foreign Everyday” reaches many viewers, touches and encourages them to form own opinions, to ask questions and to enter into a dialogue.

Sharon On
Laura Söllner
Sharon On
Laura Söllner
Sharon On
Laura Söllner
Heinz Sostak
Key Cast
Joudy Shasha
Key Cast
Diemo Gumprecht
Key Cast
Ellen Kopsch
Key Cast
Rabiaa Ghomaira
Key Cast
Firas Alissa Alyounis
Key Cast
Anselm Belser
Shaul Bustan
Alfred Tesler
Michal Oppenheim

Project Title (Original Language):Fremder Alltag
Project Type:Documentary, Feature
Runtime:1 hour 17 minutes
Completion Date:February 1, 2020
Production Budget:35,000 EUR
Country of Origin:Germany
Country of Filming:Germany
Language:Arabic, German
Shooting Format:2K
Film Color:Color
First-time Filmmaker:Yes
Student Project:No