DREAMING OF DENMARK
-A film by Michael Graversen
Year: 2015. Duration: 60 min.
After fleeing his native country of Afghanistan at just 15, Wasiullah has spent his adolescent years in Denmark, relishing in teenage antics but also nervously awaiting acceptance for permanent residency. Denmark provides support for unaccompanied child refugees such as Wasi and his friends, but only until they reach 18. Then, they are on their own.
Michael Graversen’s eye-opening film investigates what happens to the many refugee children who disappear from asylum centres year after year when their application for asylum is rejected. It provides brutally honest depictions of the transience, isolation and frightening uncertainty they face.
A crucial piece of modern filmmaking, DREAMING OF DENMARK finally gives an authentic voice to those who desperately need to be heard.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Amnesty Award, Giffoni International Film Festival 2. prize Best Documentary, Giffoni International Film Festival
Buenos Aires, Human Rights Film Festival, DerHumAlc
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage
Japan Prize, International Educational Program Contest
Helsinki International Film Festival
Human District, Beograd
Salaam Film & Dialog / Salaam Filmfestival – Salaam Fimpris 2016
Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Amsterdam
Bucharest One World, Romania
Document Human Rights Film Festival, Glasgow
Human Rights & Arts Film Festival, Melbourne
BUFF International Children’s Film Festival, Malmø
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
CPH:DOX, F:ACT Award nominee
Louisiana International Film Festival
Human Rights Film Festival, Sweden