Netherlands 2021 – Director: Eefje Blankevoort, Els van Driel – Original language: Arabic, English – Subtitles: English

Young migrants attempt to cross the Balkans but Europe has intensified its borders and so the route is riskier than ever. A thrilling and elaborately-constructed film mosaic and a shocking testament to Europe’s inhumane asylum policy.

We present the German Premiere of the film.

Age rating: 16

Camera: Ton Peters. Sound: Els van Driel & Eefje Blankevoort. Editing: Patrick Schonewille. Music: Rui Reis Maia. Production: Witfilm. Producer: Iris Lammertsma. Length: 89 min. International Sales: Cinema Delicatessen


Eefje Blankevoort

The journalistic all-rounder studied history in Amsterdam. She also lived in Iran. Blankevoort is co-founder and director of the documentary film production company "Prospektor".

Els van Driel

The director studied art history and socio-cultural theology in Amsterdam. She worked for the Dutch ecumenical television station IKON and is now a freelance cross-media journalist/director.


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THE DEAL, NL 2018, 52 min. (co-director)
NIEWE, NL 2014, 20 min. (director: Eefje Blankevoort)


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