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Dreaming of Denmark

FilmAsylum Seekers and Refugees

Michael Graversen / Denmark / 2015 / 58 mins / English, Danish, Italian, Pashto and Dari with English Subtitles / Documentary

“A rare and important film.” – EKKO.

 

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 Graverson’s eye-opening film investigates what happens to the many refugee children who disappear from asylum centres year after year, providing 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.

 

This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
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AWARDS & APPEARANCES

Nominated – F:ACT AWARD CPH:DOX 2015
One World Romania 2016
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2016

POST FILM Q&A

With director Michael Graversen

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