|East Coast Premiere|
|Winner: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY & BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE|
|Cast: ||Shavo' Dorjee,
|Crew: ||Producers: Dustin Steinkühler, Marvin Litwak - Screenwriters: Marvin Litwak - Director of Photography: Amin Oussar - Sound: Markus Limberger - Editor: Fabian Winkelmann - Sound Design: Stefan Große, Patrick Leuchter - Music: Sebastian Heinrich, JJI Exile Brothers
After the death of his father, young Dorjee realizes what it means to be Tibetan in his own country, which is now called China. During the Tibetan uprising in 2008, Dorjee is caught by the Chinese police and spends 6 months in prison. After his release, he has no choice but to leave his family and go into exile to India on a long an dangerous track. There he has to decide between a new life outside his homecountry or the ongoing fight for freedom in Tibet. PAWO (Tibetan for Hero“) is based on a true story.
Marvin Litwak was born in 1986 in Hagen (Germany) as the son of an immigrant family from Poland and Austria. After finishing his level, he made his first experiences being a camera assistant for several TV-Reports in 2008. His passion for making movies made him study Film/Regie at the Kunsthochschule Ruhrakademie. At this time, Marvin directed some of his first selfmade documentaries Wiedergeburt, Otto Piene - The Proliferation of the Sun, Israel as if musicvideos and short-fictions. In 2012 he graduated with the diploma-short film Klowinski. After he worked for the german telestation RTL on several documentaries as a camera operator and author in Romania, Greece, Namibia and Palestine, he finally made his way into advertising and started to work on his Debutfilm. Between 2012 and 2016 he completed his debutfilm "PAWO" as the director, screenwriter and producer. Since 2014, Marvin and his friend and camera operator Amin Oussar are the executives and founder of their own production company Das Department.