Ajyal Film Festival 2019

All Films

Gaurav and the Kites (Gaurav und die Drachen)

Ajyal Competition

André Hörmann / Short Documentary / Germany / 2015 / 25 min / Colour / DCP2K
In Hindi / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Documentary, Social Issues, Children
MENA Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.


Twelve-year-old Gaurav’s life is consumed by kites. In his leisure time, he engages in kite fights in his Punjabi hometown, which is famed for the flying paper beauties. Guarav’s job? Kitemaker’s apprentice. His favourite subject in school is maths, because learning about angles helps him – you guessed it – devise a kite design all his own and one day open his own kite workshop. ‘Gaurav and the Kites’ explores the youth’s day-to-day life as he makes big plans for his future.

About the Directors

André Hörmann was born in Bremen, Germany, in 1975. He studied Social Science and Economics at Humboldt University in Berlin, and Directing for Film and Television at the Film University Babelsberg, where he also obtained his Ph.D in Media Sciences. His films include ‘The Punch’ (2016), ‘Gaurav and the Kites’, ‘Crowley – Every Cowboy Needs His Horse’ (2015), ‘Andrew with Great Fanfare’ (2014) and ‘Mo Can Tie a Bow’ (2014).


André Hörmann
André Hörmann
Heike Kunze, Max Milhahn
Vincent Assmann
Florian Foest
Production Company
Telekult Film- und Medienproduktion GmbH

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