Dirt for Dinner / Dreckfresser

Director: Branwen Okpako
Country: Germany
Year: 2000
Running Time: 75 min.
Language: German

In her accomplished graduation film, Branwen Okpako probes the conscience of the liberal establishment, uncovering the complex motivation of the high-profile politicians and journalists who both befriended and exploited Sam Meffire. From Sam’s German mother, we get the stranger-than-fiction story of Sam’s father and of the boy’s childhood in East Germany. Sam himself, currently serving a ten year prison sentence for robbery, gives an eloquent insight into his own tragic fate.