Wake Up On Mars
Childhood • 1h 14m
"...a thoughtful film, handsomely made and eye-opening." The Hollywood Reporter
Tribeca Film Festival
Visions du Réel Film Festival
A 10-year-old Roma boy living in Sweden attempts to come to terms with the mysterious resignation syndrome that has put his two sisters in a coma. The tight-knit family is trying to rebuild a normal life far from their native Kosovo where they were victims of persecution. While their entire future hangs in the balance of a pending asylum request, the little boy dreams of building a spaceship to leave it all behind. Dea Gjinovci's intimate, powerful documentary shines a light on a relatively unknown medical condition, as well as the challenges facing asylum seekers and the different ways in which children cope with uncertainty, stress and trauma.
Switzerland, France - 2020 - 1h 14m
Directed By: Dea Gjinovci
Written By: Dea Gjinovci
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