Dreams of escape (Drømme om flugt)

Nominated for

Best Short Film

Directed by

Alexander Rahnami Mannstaedt

18' • Denmark • 2020

In the near future, the influx of refugees is so massive that the government will have to set up centers in alternative locations to motivate refugees to voluntarily return home. Babak has had his asylum case rejected and has been sent to one of these new motivation centers with his 8-year-old son Ahmed. They have two choices, either to live there or travel voluntarily back to their home country. Since Babak does not see it as an option to return and the case can no longer be appealed, they end up in a limbo stage that has serious consequences for Ahmed's health.