This film is about children. About adolescents on their way to Europe, fleeing from war and poverty. During their journey they encounter the most absurd and dangerous obstacles: a talking fence, bears, minefields, human traffickers and a whole lot of border control. An exciting documentary that pushes the boundaries of the genre and gives us a look into the dark, unknown sides of Europe.
‘It’s a mission’. ‘If you complete it, you win the game’. ‘And if you fail, you’ll try again next time’ – SK (15), Afghanistan
Shadow Game is an adventure film set across Europe with teenagers as our guides. The documentary takes you into the harsh reality of underage boys, looking for a safe future in Europe. Upon arrival, crossing borders (‘The Game’) turns out to be a life-threatening endeavor.
Tonight, we’re talking to directors Eefje Blankevoort and Els van Driel. How were they able to follow these boys for three years? How did the film change them? And what do they hope to achieve?
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The film is premiering on 17 April at Movies that Matter Festival. We Are Public members can watch the documentary between 18 an 21 April via this link
Tina Farifteh (1982) started out in photography and marketing, but has always had a great affinity with visual arts and cinema. She often takes a little detour to theatre and performance, but always puts quality and innovation at the centre of her selections. Alongside her work as a curator she initiates and develops new campaigns and programmes like Free Art Now and Front Row. She is always looking for young and intriguing makers, enabling a new way of looking or experiencing art.
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