Belgium 2020 – Director: Anne Ballon – Original language: German – Subtitles: None – Length: 16 min.

14 year-old Roos has a sister who was once her brother. Together with the both of them, we find out how enriching, crazy and sometimes also lonely the process of transition can be for the immediate family. Maya Reichert

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Recommended for 12- to 16-year-olds




Film education, media literacy and cultural education – DOK.education offers a diverse programme for children, youth, families and schools around the artistic narrative documentary film.

Short film programme

We present this film online as part of DOK.education's School of Seeing short film programme. The ticket also provides access to the following films:

MAXIM – DER GRÖSSTE (recommended for 8- to 12-year-olds)
Germany 2020, Katja Fedulova, 24 min.

Even without legs, the vivacious Maxim (age 10) faces everyday life with bravery and hopes to become a pro skateboarder. But is it also possible to wakeboard without legs? His coach Pascha lays down the challenge… Maya Reichert

SEEPFERDCHEN (recommended for 14- to 20-year-olds)
Germany 2020, Nele Dehnenkamp, 16 min.

The young Yazidi Hanan has conquered her fear and learned to swim. She does not want her traumatic memories of fleeing across the Mediterranean Sea to take away her lust for life. Today she teaches children how best to move through the water. Even her little brother Sidar is now going to do his seahorse badge. Maya Reichert



Writer: Anne Ballon. Camera: Jordan Van Schel, Pieter-Jan Claessens. Sound: Gedeon Depauw. Editing: Jan de Coster. Music: Vitja Pauwels. Production: Off World. Producer: Frederik NICOLAI.

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