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Coming to film festivals across the world

After its release in cinemas earlier this year, Shadow Game will be screened at various film festivals and special screenings throughout different countries.

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A journey through the dark side of Europe

Shadow Game is an experimentally filmed account of the far-reaching consequences of European asylum policy. Now that fences have gone up all over Europe, seeking asylum has become almost impossible. The teenagers cross snowy landscapes and meet aggressive border police on their way. Reaching their final destination has become more difficult than ever. Their journey takes them through the whole of Europe: from Greece to North Macedonia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, from Italy to France and The Netherlands. The film was shot over a period of three years, partly by the main characters themselves on their phones. 

 

The protagonists

A Modern Odyssey

Durrab (16 from Pakistan) tries to cross the 152-km-long double fence on the border of Serbia and Hungary. In Greece, 15-year-old Afghan ‘SK’ is just at the beginning of his journey. All over Europe, we meet kids who have already tried uncountable times to do ‘the game’ and are now stuck, like Iranian Mo, Pakistani Yaseen, Afghan Fouad and Iraqi Mustafa. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, Syrian Hammoudi, at 14 the youngest of them all, recounts his attempt to pass the ‘last level’. In the same camp, brothers Jano (18) and Shiro (15) from Syria are preparing for their final move. Meanwhile in Ventimiglia, Faiz (17) from Darfur is doubting whether to try to cross into France once again.

 Shadow Game is a mosaic story in which the experiences of many young refugees on the road are forged together into one universal tale: a modern Odyssey. Will they overcome the numerous obstacles they face? And will they find a new home?

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FILM FESTIVALS

Sibersalz Film Festival – 15/09/21 to 19/09/21
Germany

Human Rights Film Festival Berlin – 15/09/21 to 25/09/21
Germany

Nederlands Film Festival – 24/09/2021 to 02/10/21
Netherlands

LUCAS International Festival For Young Film Lovers – 30/09/21 to 07/10/21
Germany

UNHCR Refugee Film Festival – 01/10/21 to 14/11/21
Japan

Online Theatre UNHCR WILL2LIVE Cinema – 01/10/21 to 14/11/21
Japan

Terra Di Tutti Film Festival – 04/10/21 to 10/10/21
Italy

Prix Europa – 10/10/2021 to 15/10/2021
Potsdam, Germany

Festival Protesta In Vic – 15/10/21 to 23/10/21
Catalonia, Spain

Festival Des Libertés – 21/10/21 to 30/10/21
Belgium

MOVE IT! Human Rights Festival – 04/11/2021 to 10/11/2021
Dresden, Germany

One World Slovakia – 05/11/21 to 11/11/21
Slovakia

Global Health Film Festival – 25/11/2021 to 05/12/2021
UK & Ireland

Human Rights Film Festival Zurich – 02/12/21 to 07/12/21
Switzerland

Solidarity Tel Aviv Human Rights Film Festival – 09/12/2021 to 18/12/2021
Israel

JEF Festival – 19/02/22 to 06/03/22
Belgium

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