Ben and his family have to move to the nearby city, because an open brown coal pit will swallow their village soon. Ben meets Tariq, a Syrian refugee. The two start out as competitors - at school and at the football club - but soon find out that they have more in common than they thought they would.

Sarah Winkenstette:

Sarah was born in 1980 in Rheda-Widenbrück. She studied at KHM Cologne and is participant of this year’s Into the Wild Mentoring program. With her short movies for children she has been awarded with many awards, among them the GYPHON at the Giffoni Film Festival 2011 with the short film KIDNAPPED. Since 2011 she is a freelance director. TOO FAR AWAY is her debut feature film.