SYNOPSIS

More than a million children have sought refuge in Europe, many of them completely alone. A whole generation that has fled the war and now, instead of being children, have to face bureaucracy, distrust, waiting, frustration, incomprehension and fear. This documentary looks directly into their eyes and listens to their opinions, their feelings, their desires, their songs, …

Original Title: Nuestra vida como niños refugiados en Europa
English Title: Our Life as Refugee Children in Europe
Production: Making DOC
Written and Directed by: Silvia Venegas
Producers:  J. A. Moreno and Silvia Venegas
Production Assistant: Miriam García Robledo
Director of Photography: Alberto González Casal
Format: 4K

Audio:  Stereo
Length: 15 minutes
Language: Dari, Arabic, English, Portuguese
Versions: Spanish, English
Country: Spain
Year: 2018
Supported by: Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports – ICAA, Comunidad de Madrid, Fundación SGAE

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DIRECTOR’S NOTE

The aim of the documentary is to find a meeting place in these troubled times to listen, know and understand the refugee minors who have arrived in Europe, they are the most vulnerable and our attitude towards them will mark their future and ours. poet Gloria Fuertes: The country is not a flag or a gun, the country is a child who looks at us

AWARDS

 

  • Goya Award for Best Documentary Short Film. Spanish ilm Academy. Spain.
  • Second Jury’s Award. Festival de Cine de Arganda. Spain.
  • Gentinosu de Plata. Gentinosu Film Fest. Spain.
  • Candidate. Forque Award for Best Cinematographic Short Film. Spain.
  • Special Heart from Slavonia. International Ethno Film Festival The Heart of Slavonia. Croacia.
  • Best Documentary. Golden Nugget International Film Festival. Bulgaria, UK, Germany and UAE.

FESTIVALS

  • cinEScultura – Festival Español de Cine y Cultura. Germany.
  • Plasencia Encorto. Spain.
  • Muestra FIACINE Mujeres en Corto. Spain, Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, México, Paraguay, Portugal and Venezuela.
  • Muestra de Cine y Derechos Humanos Zinexit. Spain.
  •  Censurados Film Festival. Peru.
  • Aguacate Film Festival. Spain.
  • Humans Fest. Spain.
  • Cameroon International Film Festival. Cameroon.
  • Aguilar Film Festival. Spain.
  • Gentinosu Film Fest. Spain.
  •  International Film Festival ZOOM – ZBLIŻENIA. Poland.
  •  Festival Internacional de Cine de Arganda del Rey. Spain.
  • Muestra FIACINE Mujeres en Corto. España, Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, México, Paraguay, Portugal and Venezuela. 
  • Censurados Film Festival. Peru. 
  • Aguacate Film Festival. Spain.  
  • Humans Fest. Spain. 
  • Cameroon International Film Festival. Cameoon.
  • Aguilar Film Festival. Spain. 
  • Gentinosu Film Fest. Spain.
  • International Film Festival ZOOM – ZBLIŻENIA. Poland. 
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Arganda del Rey. Spain. 
  • CINI – Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños. Peru.
  • Festival de Cine y Derechos Humanos de Madrid. Spain.
  • Muestra de Cortometrajes San Rafael en Corto. Spain.
  • Festiva de Cine de Zaragoza. Spain.
  • Festival Gollut. Spain.
  • Festival Internacional de Cine del Medio Ambiente (FICMA BARCELONA). Spain.
  • Festival de Cine Social y Derechos Humanos – Cine Otro. Chile.
  • Festival Cine Invisible. Spain.
  • Directed by Women Film Festival. Spain.
  • Golden Nugget International Film Festival. Bulgaria, UK, Germany and UAE.
  • Festival Internacional de Cine por los Derechos Humanos. Colombia.
  • International Ethno Film Festival The Heart of Slavonia. Croacia.
  • Women Make Waves International Film Festival. Taiwan.
  • Athens International Children’s Film Festival. Greece.
  • Festival Internacional de Cine Político. Argentina.

 

  • Tampere Film Festival. Finland.
  • Festival International de Cine de Derechos Humanos de Buenos Aires. Argentina.
  • Festival de Cine y Derechos Humanos de Madrid. Spain.
  •  BUFF. International Film Festival for Children and Young People. Sweden.
  •  Festival Internacional de Cine de Lanzarote. Spain.
  • Gentinosu Film Fest. Spain.
  • International Film Festival ZOOM – ZBLIZENIA. Poland.
  •  Skyline Benidorm Film Festival. Spain.
  •  Festival de Cine Documental, Video-Periodismo y Derechos Humanos Artículo 31. Spain.
  •  Semana de Cine de Medina del Campo. Spain.
  •  Semana del Cortometraje de la Comunidad de Madrid. Spain.
  •  Festival de Cine Iberoamericano de Huelva. Spain.
  • Festival International de Cine de Derechos Humanos de Buenos Aires. Argentina.
  • Doc Edge. New Zealand.

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