Bachir in Wonderland

The youth documentary ‘Bachir in Wonderland’ documents a few extraordinary weeks in the life of the stateless Saharan boy Bachir (10). This past summer, Bachir got the unique opportunity to go to summer camp in Spain, replacing his tent in a refugee camp in the middle of the Algerian Desert by the apartment of a Spanish host family in Barcelona.

*CinéDOC-Young Award*
CinéDOC-Tbilisi International Documentary Festival, Georgia

Crew:
Scenario and direction: Els Duran, Evelien Vehof
Camera: Wouter Boes
Sound: Els Duran, Evelien Vehof
Editor: Matthieu Hes
Sound design: Hens Zimmerman
Grading: Xandra ter Horst
Translation: Mohamed Suleiman Labat, Mahyoub Ferrer Lahsen,
Nura Mulay Ali Malainin, Daniel Naamani
Production El Aiun: Hilt Teeuwen
Production Barcelona: Carlijn Teeven
Production Mensjesrechten: Kiyomi Molin
Commissioning editor Mensjesrechten: Saskia Wielinga

Bachir in Wonderland was produced by EO/IKONdocs,
as a part of the youth documentary series Mensjesrechten / Just Kids.


Screenings:

2018

January 28
International Film Festival Rotterdam | The Netherlands
(School programme)

March 5
Thessaloniki International Film Festival | Greece
(School programme)

March 7
Thessaloniki International Film Festival | Greece
(School programme)

March 11
TIFF Kids International Film Festival Toronto | Canada
(International premiere)

March 12
TIFF Kids International Film Festival Toronto | Canada

March 20
TIFF Kids International Film Festival Toronto | Canada

March 23
Movies That Matter Festival The Hague | The Netherlands
(Dutch premiere)

March 25
NPO3 Dutch tv- Zapp Echt gebeurd | The Netherlands

May 2-8
CinéDOC-Tbilisi International Documentary Festival | Georgia

May 31
DOCSFAIR Junior Filmfestival Amsterdam | the Netherlands

September 27 – October 10
Film | Bachir in Wonderland, BUSTER/CPH PIX Copenhagen International Film Festival | Denmark

 

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