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Fiction

Land of Light

Based on theater workshops with Syrian refugee children living at the border between Turkey and Syria, the film tells the story of five children that have to flee when their village is destroyed. They set out on a journey that soon leaves the realms of reality.

Acted completely by Syrian children who themselves had to flee to Turkey, this film is a multi-layered parable for what war does to children.

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70 min / 1:1,78 / HD / Color / dolby stereo / PAL / EN – DE subtitles / 2016

David Ruf

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in cooperation with SWR / ARTE

März 2017 – Juni 2017 in Regensburg, Stuttgart, Tübingen, Günzburg, Hamburg, Konstanz, Berlin

16. April 2017, SWR / ARTE, Redaktion Brigitte Dithardt (SWR) und Sabine Brantus (ARTE)

AWARDS

ARD Programmprämie 2018, Köln

Bester Spielfilm im Internationalen Wettbewerb

Kinder-Jury Filemon Festivals, Brüssel

Bester Spielfilm im Internationalen Wettbewerb

Teenager-Jury Filemon Festivals, Brüssel

“Besondere Erwähnung”

Slemani International Film Festival, Irak

Nominierung “Bester Film” und “Bestes Buch”

Goldener Spatz 2016, Erfurt

“4 von 5 Sternen”

 Jugendfilm-Jury der FBW

 

FESTIVALS

2018 Sehpferdchen Braunschweig, Deutschland

2017 Filmfest für die Generationen, Hannover Deutschland

2017 Filmschau Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Deutschland

2017 Cinepänz, Kölner Kinderfilmfest, Germany

2017 Slemani International film festival, Slemani Irak

2017 Final Cut, Marburger Kinder- und Jugendfilmfestival, Marburg Deutschland

2017 Valetta Film Festival, Special Screening by the UNHCR, Valetta Malta

2017 Kinder-Medien- Festival Goldener Spatz, Erfurt und Gera, Deutschland

2017 Internationales Kinderfilm-Festival Zlín, Zlin, Tschechei

2017 Fantastporto, Porto Portugal

2016 Max-Ophüls Preis, MOP Watchlist, Saarbrücken Deutschland

2016 ICFF International Children Film Festival, Delhi Indien

2016 Filemon International Childrens’ Film Festival, Brüssel Belgien