Shadow Game - English subtitled + introduction Laura Ogden

Documentary about young people who have fled their country of birth and are seeking protection in Europe.

The introduction to the documentary is in English.
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Many of them call it ‘the game’: the journey along the Balkan route into Western Europe. For the teenage boys we meet in SHADOW GAME, it is a way to keep themselves motivated. There are different games: the train game, the container game, the walking game. If you reach Western Europe, you win the game. And if you fail, you will try again; there really is no other option.

SHADOW GAME brings us very close to the many unaccompanied minors trying to find protection in Europe. The disarming Hammoudi (14) from Syria tells us about the time he was stopped by masked policemen in Croatia. And we see Yaseen (17) from Pakistan, carrying a little cat he found. For both of them, and for all the other boys in the film, the emotional and physical impact of what they’re going through is severe. Still, many retain a youthful, innocent optimism

The documentary will be video-introduced (language: English) by PhD Laura Ogden, who in 2016 obtained a Masters in Cultural Anthropology (Visual Etnography) and is currently working in the Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development research program at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Eefje Blankevoort & Els van Driel, Netherlands, 2021, 90 min. English, Kurdish, Arabic, Pushto & Farsi spoken, English subtitles.
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