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Close up of the crown of flowers on a girl's head, as she looks down. Behind her we blurry a late afternoon sky.

waking up in silence [short film]

  Mila Zhluktenko, Daniel Asadi Faezi

  Germany, Ukraine     18 minutes


Displaced by war, Ukrainian children explore their new home, a former Wehrmacht military barrack now serving as a refugee camp. Making the surrounding fields and parking lots their playgrounds, the children find ways to inhabit the space as their own existing between the historical resonances of two wars almost a century apart.

This film screens as part of the Shorts 4: Documentary – In Motion program.

 Russian, Ukrainian with subtitles