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Island of Hope

Helle Toft Jensen, Denmark, 2021

59 min.DK/Documentary

The Ærø residents are concerned when the municipal council decides to open two centers to host unaccompanied asylumseeking boys from Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea and Kuwait during the winter 2014-15. For six years Helle Toft Jensen has documented the bonds created between the newcomers and the Ærø residents. We get to know: Rie – an employee at the center whose perspective on life changes through her job, Emma - a young volunteer at the center, Rita and Ralde who take Hamed under their protection, the sailor Hans, and the the police officer Lennart. With them we witness how Hadji, Jacob, Ali and Ezatullah try to find their way in life, waiting for an answer in their asylum cases.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Fremmede i Karl Oves Paradis
Danish title Fremmede i Karl Oves Paradis
Keywords Ærø, Boys, Children, Charity, Empathy, Relations, Young people, Refugee Children, Asylum applicants, Asylum centers, Families
Director Helle Toft Jensen
Producer Helle Toft Jensen
Director of Photography Helle Toft Jensen, Henrik Kloch
Editor Oskar Fanta, Morten Giese
Sound Patrick Svaneberg Vejen
Composer Toni Martin Dobrzanski
Production country Denmark
Production company Spor Media
International sales
Online release 01.12.2021, Filmcentralen
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Companies

Production company Spor Media
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, FilmFyn, DR, Sportsgoodsfonden, Baixamar Fonden

Direction

Direction Helle Toft Jensen

Production

Producer Helle Toft Jensen
Executive producer Vibeke Vogel
Research Klara Nordahl Kollöffel
Assistant Klara Nordahl Kollöffel
Producer: development Lisbeth Lyngse
Publicist Line Bilenberg

Cinematography

Cinematographer Helle Toft Jensen
Cinematographer Henrik Kloch

Editing

Editor Oskar Fanta
Editor Morten Giese
Editing supervisor Morten Giese
Trailer editor Claus Brondbjerg Erichsen

Music

Composer Toni Martin Dobrzanski

Sound

Sound designer Patrick Svaneberg Vejen
Consultant Gunvor Bjerre-Christensen

Visual effects

Colourist Adam Bendixen
Graphic design Mia Selin

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