The Boy Who Wouldn't Kill

Anjo lives with his family on a ramshackle chicken farm in a post-apocalyptic desert. His father is prepared to use force to defend their farm against desert pirates and wants Anjo to learn how to kill. But Anjo can’t even kill a chicken. He secretly dreams of a life somewhere civilised – although he isn’t even sure that such a place exists. But then, when their attackers leave behind a motorbike on the farm one day, Anjo heads off into the desert to steal petrol from the pirate’s camp.
by Linus de Paoli
with Pit Bukowski, Jörg Bundschuh, Annelie Wagner, Judica Albrecht
Germany 2009 25’

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