Heart of Fire

The Eritrean struggle for independence, 1980. Ten-year-old Awet hast the heart of a warrior. Abandoned as a baby, she grows up in a sheltered atmosphere of a Christian monastery in Asmara. But when she returns to her family, her father brings her to a military battle unit. There is nothing she can do to elude her fate as a child soldier. Nevertheless, Awet vows to opposite this ignoble war with all her strength, and to fight against the fate that menaces her.
Technical Data
Running time: 92
Format: 35 mm
Screen ratio: 1:1.85
Sound: Optical Sound
Language spoken: Tigrinya
Subtitles: German, English
Production year: 2008
Writer(s): Luigi Falorni, Gabriele Kister
Cinematography: Judith Kaufmann
Editing: Anja Pohl
Key cast: Letekidan Micael, Solomie Micael, Seble Tilahun, Daniel Seyoum
Producers: Josef Aichholzer, Burkert Bareiss, Sven Burgemeister
Production company
Aichholzer Filmproduktion
Heumühlgasse 13-15/2/2/15
1040 Vienna
tel:+43 1 523 40 81
Burkert Bareiss production of TV60Film (D), Senator Film Produktion (D), Beta Film (D), BR, arte