May 2nd, 2018
Already while he was at Jacobs University Bremen he acted in the theater and took part in dance events. Akshun Abhimanyu has now made it to Cannes - to compete in the Short Film Festival. His film, Seven Rounds, which will be premiering at Cannes, is based on a true story and deals with the discrimination encountered by immigrants in the United States.
In February 2017, engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla was shot dead in a bar in Kansas for racist reasons. Like him, Akshun Abhimanyu comes from India and now lives in the US. He knows the reservations that can be encountered as a "brown man with a beard," in his own words. He wrote the script of the short film together with a friend and acted in one of the leading roles. "Seven Rounds" takes place at the beginning of Donald Trump's presidency when he imposed an entry ban for people from certain Muslim countries.