Solidarity in Ennis
Netherlands, 2021, 90 min.
English, Arabic, Kurdish, Heb. and Eng. Sub.
Dir: Eefje Blankevoort, Els van Driel
Everyday teenagers who have fled their war-torn countries try to cross Europe’s borders in search of protection and a better life. They travel through a shadow world we never see: a world of minefields, bears, fast-flowing rivers, smugglers and border guards. ‘The game’ is the bitterly ironic term for crossing borders that has become commonplace among these young refugees. Risking their lives, the teenagers undertake a treacherous journey that often takes months or even years. Along the way, they grow up fast. Shadow Game won the Grand Prize for Best Documentary at the Geneva International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH).
Best Documentary Prize, Smart Award & Special mention from the FIDH International Federation for Human Rights @ Festival des Libertés 2021 (Belgium), PRIX EUROPA Best European TV Documentary of the Year 2021 (Germany), Goulden Kalf Prize for Best Long Documentary at Nederlands Film Festival 2021 (Netherlands), Grand Prize of Geneva & Youth Jury Prize at FIFDH Geneva 2021 (Switzerland),
Dutch Movies Matter Award at Movies That Matter Festival 2021 (Netherlands), DOK.Fest Munich 2021 (Germany), Timisoara Refugee Arts Film Festival 2021 (Romania), AKS International Minorities Film Festival 2021 (Denmark), Human Rights Film Festival Berlin 2021 (Germany), Silbersalz Film Festival 2021 (Germany), LUCAS International Festival for Young Film Lovers 2021 (Germany), Migrant Film Festival 2021 (Slovenia), UNHCR Refugee Film Festival WILL2LIVE 2021 (Japan), Terra Di Tutti Film festival 2021(Italy), MOSTRA-ME Human Rights Film Festival 2021 (Portugal), One World Slovakia 2021 (Slovakia), Festival Cinéma & Droits Humains 2021 (France), Move It! Dresden Human Rights Film Festival 2021 (Germany), Human Rights Film Festival Zurich 2021 (Switzerland), Global Health Film Festival 2021 (UK & Ireland), This Human World 2021 (Austria), WatchDocs Human Rights in Film IFF 2021 (Poland), Unlimited Hope Human Rights Film Festival Awards 2021 (Germany), Solidarity Tel Aviv Human Rights Film Festival 2021 (Israel)