Sunflower Seeds

A group of children surviving on the streets of Athens. Among them is Sayid, a twelve-year old boy, who works all day selling sunflower seeds in the city’s suburban parks. His existence borders on absolute poverty, as he prowls for food in philanthropic organizations. His daily routine in the chaotic capitol of Greece is nothing […]

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Mookie

Nine year old Mookie is a secret agent stationed in the Bijlmer district of Amsterdam, where he lives a life full dreams, excitement and adventure. In everyday life, however, he’s Mamita’s little brother and Suyen’s son, and he’s struggling with a strange blood disorder with a funny name: sickle-cell anaemia. Mookie never behaves like a […]

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My father…

My father suffers from dementia In this episode Marit (9 years old) tells us what it’s like to have a father (55 years old) who does not recognize you anymore. My father has gone missing In this episode Dimitri (10 years old) documents his live without his father. He has gone missing 5 years ago […]

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Raffael’ s way

Raffael is a 13 years old boy who lives in the suburbs of Naples. From 12:00 to 3:30 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. he sells cigarettes in a street corner with his friend Adama. They are rehearsing to play music in the village’s festival. Meanwhile, police and demonstrators have been struggling for […]

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The trip

A 13-year old Asia goes on an excursion with her grandfather. Grandpa teaches her how to drive a scooter, shows her the beauty of nature. He’s got also something to tell her… […]

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When the boys return

Every week, Palestinian children are arrested in the West Bank by the Israeli army. Some of them as young as 12 years old, and the most common accusation is stone throwing. In the Hebron area, Mohammed Jamil (15), Hamze (17) and Mahran (20) has returned home after months and years in prison. They are hailed […]

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Aggeliki

A year after the government pulled the plug on Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT), 11-year-old Angeliki follows the story up close and reminds us of Elytis’ verse: “I implore you; please do not forget my country”. […]

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Agri and the Mountain

In a small remote village at the skirts of the Mountain Ararat, nine-year-old Rodja wakes up a winter morning. As she gets ready for school, men work in the beautiful, windswept landscape, and women prepare dough for bread. This is a glimpse into the life of one child in a place where time seems to […]

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A Whistle Comes from Far Away

The village of Kushkoy, which means “Bird Village”, is situated in the Chanakchi district of Giresun province in north-east Turkey. For centuries the people of this village and the surrounding areas have communicated by whistling. Unfortunately this custom, a true form of language, had started to die out. The documentary shows how “Uncle” Orhan, one […]

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A place for myself

At a casual elementary school comes a five year old albino girl, Elikia. Due to her skin color her classmates make her realize that her being ‘different’ is more a problem than a special trait. While the neighborhood treats her as a stereotype, her mother encourages her. Together, they fight back and raise their voice […]

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A Nation Without a Homeland

Mohamed is a refugee from Syria – a result of the crisis of 2010. He has no recollection of his family or life before he reached Baghdad. In an attempt to reunite Mohamed with his family, Warith Kwaish embarks on a journey, searching the refugee camps along the Iraqi-Syrian border, desperately seeking leads as to […]

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A Bastard Child

in 1909, in an undemocratic Sweden, an unwanted child is born and given the name of Hervor. Her mother is unmarried and driven away from her home. Hervor grows up at shelters and orphanages, unwanted, rejected by society. As an adult she spends her life struggling for social justice. Director Knutte Wester brings his grandmother’s […]

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