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Safia's Summer

Sun Mar 12 2017 02:16 • 15 min

Article 31 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: ‘Every child has the right to develop and express its creativity’

Safia lives in a refugee center and she has been waiting her entire life. First, she had to wait back home in Libya where she was not allowed to go outside because of the war. Now she is waiting again because she still doesn’t know whether she can stay in the Netherlands where she is seeking asylum with her family. Safia is tired of waiting and feels lonely. All her friends at the center have left and without them the summer holidays feel endless. Safia tries to keep herself together by drawing, hoping that she will be replaced to a center where there are more refugee children. Safia knows she is strong. But when will my life start again, she thinks out loud.

Safia's Summer premiered at Cinekid 2016.

This summer you can watch the whole documentary with english subtitles here! If you would like to screen this documentary, send us an email: [email protected] 

This film was made in collaboration with the Fiep Westendorp Foundation.