Dreams of escape (Drømme om flugt)

Nominated for Best Short Film

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18' • Denmark • 2020

Danish

Director: Alexander Rahnami Mannstaedt

Producer: Jasmin Jiramani J. Christensen

Writer: Mikkel Bjerringgaard Carlsson & Alexander Rahnami Mannstaedt

Cast: Mehdi Mir Akhori, Maximillian Florio Barimani

Visual & Animation Direction: Victor Ariel
Original Score & Sound
Design: Aghi Narottama
Based on the book How Do We Look? by Fatimah Tobing Rony

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.