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By Idriss Gabel 


By Idriss Gabel 
Affiche de Je n'aime plus la mer

They come from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria or Eritrea. Accompanied by their parents, they have escaped from war and persecution. Forced out onto the roads, despite their tender years, these exiled children have had to face many perils as they try to reach Europe.
Others have never succeeded in completing this trek; consumed by the Mediterranean waters, the freezing mountains or the slave trade networks.
But once in Europe, in Belgium, how do you start out again, make a place for yourself in an environment that is entirely different from your own town or village, in the middle of the countryside in a Red Cross welcome centre? There is also the long wait to be recognised as a refugee.
In this space-time full of hope, the film focusses on the children’s point of view and listens to their words.


A film by Idriss Gabel

A coproduction Les Films de la Passerelle / RTBF / WIP / Croix-Rouge de Belgique / produced with the help of Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles / Wallimage / DGD, Service public fédéral Affaires étrangères, Commerce extérieur et Coopération au Développement / Gsara Liège / Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles / Tax shelter du Gouvernement fédéral belge - Cécile Gérôme sprl Bisanga sprl - - Shelter prod

Technical sheet
Year: 2018
Duration: 68'
Languages: French, English, German, Dutch
Screenplay: Idriss Gabel & Marie Calvas
Direction: Idriss Gabel
Cinematography: Michaël Inzillo

Sound: Mohammed Hamra & Jean-Sébastien Debry 

Editing: Marika Piedboeuf
Sound editing & sound design: Sébastien De Mol
Mixing: Pascal Zander
Calibration: Benjamin Dontaine
Graphics: Sébastien De Mol
Production Director: Celine Rauw
Christine Pireaux - Les Films de la Passerelle
Festival selection (1)

Millenium International Documentary Festival 2018

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