An Hour From the Middle of Nowhere
An Hour From the Middle of Nowhere
An Hour From the Middle of Nowhere
An Hour From the Middle of Nowhere

An Hour From the Middle of Nowhere

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    • Directed by: Ole Elfenkaemper & Kathrin Seward
    • Released: 2024 (educational)
    • Year of Production: 2023
Running Time: 83 min
Language: English, 
Subtitle Options: English Closed Captions
Subjects:  US Studies, Immigration and Refugees

In the Deep South, the lives of an immigration attorney, a community, and a family intertwine in the shadow of one of the largest immigration detention prisons in the United States.

Official Selection at 2024 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and MUBI select

"What can give you hope in a place where there is no hope? Where people are deprived of their rights because they have crossed national borders in search of a better life.  Marty Rosenbluth, human rights lawyer, fights with gentleness and passionate commitment for people in immigration detention. With their precise observation, the filmmakers succeed in creating a magnificent narrative. Different plots are artfully linked together and the perspectives are changed. Respectfully and unobtrusively, the filmmakers give their protagonists space in a captivating visual language.  The film feels like the place - idyllic and lost. Kathrin Seward and Ole Elfenkaemper have created a film out of this overwhelming topic that empowers and inspires." – Gesa Rautenberg Award Ceremony 2024     

About the filmmaker 

Ole Elfenkaemper is a filmmaker, archival-producer, cinematographer and editor in non-fiction films. They started their career as a photojournalist working in the Balkans and the Middle East. Ole has covered the post 2011 revolution in Egypt and worked as creative producer for the Grimme-Prize nominated weekly web series “Jäger & Sammler”, commissioned by ZDF. 

Since 2014, Ole have worked on various productions for German and International broadcasters such as Arte, National Geographic, YouTube Originals, ZDF among others. During that time they have organized, produced and directed film shootings from Japan to Bermuda. They were nominated twice for the prestigious German Grimme-Prize as a journalist and producer. 


Kathrin Seward is a filmmaker and production manager. Since 2012, she has worked on various German and international documentaries, web- and TV series.


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