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Free as a Bird

Lizzi Weischenfeldt, Denmark, 2000

59 min.DK/Documentary

»Free as a Bird« is the third part of a trilogy about children of war. The film is about Ivana, who is now fifteen years old. With the exception of Alen, her big brother, Ivana has lost her whole family in the Yugoslavian conflict. Now she is living in England, together with her brother and a family that she met in a refugee camp in Croatia. Ivana struggles to be accepted among her new companions and to make a place for herself in her new country. She tries to work through her traumatic past, but at the same time she is strong-willed, wants to live in the present and look at the future with optimism.

»Som fugle i bur«/»Like Birds in a Cage« (1994) and »Krig er ikke for børn«/»War is Not a Children's Game« (1996) were the first parts in Weischenfeldt's trilogy about children of war. »Free as a Bird« completes the trilogy.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title En fremmed fugl
Danish title En fremmed fugl
Keywords United Kingdom, The, Young people, Immigrants, Refugees
Director Lizzi Weischenfeldt
Producer Annette Mari Olsen
Director of Photography Katia Forbert Petersen
Editor Lizzi Weischenfeldt
Sound Preben Mortensen
Appearance Ivana Plesa, Alen Emehmedi, Chanel Jones, Dionne Howell
Production country Denmark
Production company Sfinx Film/TV
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales TV 2 World / Teglholm Allé 16 / 2450 København SV / t +45 6521 2223 / f +45 6521 4199 / sales@tv2.dk / www.tv2world.com
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info color, Sound
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Companies

Production company Sfinx Film/TV
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut

Direction

Direction Lizzi Weischenfeldt

Production

Producer Annette Mari Olsen

Cinematography

Cinematography Katia Forbert Petersen

Editing

Editing Lizzi Weischenfeldt

Sound

Sound Preben Mortensen

Appearance

Appearance Ivana Plesa
Appearance Alen Emehmedi
Appearance Chanel Jones
Appearance Dionne Howell
Appearance Zlatko Pransic

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Malmö, BUFF 2002-03-12
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