The Wait / Mon de kommer om natten? - 58'
- Sat, 12/08/2018 - 14:25
Rokhsar is 14 years old. She lives with her mom, dad and five siblings in the Danish countryside. Five years ago, Rokhsar and her family fled Afghanistan because they were afraid of the Taliban. They ended up in Denmark where they sought asylum. Nevertheless, the Danish immigration authorities doubt their story and the fact that they will be persecuted if they return to Afghanistan which means that they have been denied asylum several times. Now they are waiting for the authorities to decide their destiny and can be deported any time.
Born in 1982 in Odense, Denmark. He studied Broadcast Journalism and Video Production in Aarhus and New York before he went on to do an MA in Documentary Filmmaking at the British National Film and Television School. His graduation film “Beach Boy” (2013) was screened at numerous film festivals around the world and won awards in Karlovy Vary, Thessaloniki, Tampere and Toronto.
2017 Europe Orient Documentary FF of Tangier; Grand Prize
2017 Hamburg FF; Political Film Award
2017 Verzio Human Rights Documentary FF; Special Mention
2018 Vesoul FF of Asian Cinemas; Youth Award