The short films:
Mila, a lively child, has lost everything in the war (her family, her home and her peace). A caring stranger saves her life. An inspiring story from a child's perspective, based on the wartime experiences of the director's mother.
The Amazing Adventures of Awesome
A hand illustrated animated film about a young autistic girl at the heart of a quiet revolution. As the mother of an autistic child, and as an artist with a disability, she is passionate about telling stories which celebrate being different.
Roque was disoriented. They told him that he was a human and that he could become a siren. He didn't understand why it was one thing that had to become another. Also forever! One thing or the other. Black or white. Boy or girl. Human or siren...
Angela, a six year old Senegalese girl born in Belgium, is not aware of the political context of her native country and the racism her family faces on a daily basis. The strong bond with her mother keeps Angela always optimistic.
A Stone in the Shoe
A pupil turns up to his new class for the first time. This pupil however is different to the others, he’s a frog in a class of rabbits. Stunning puppet animation, a beautiful metaphor of the experience of migration from a child's perspective.
We travel from one extraordinary experience to the next with these short films from around the world.