Special Screening: Young Heroes

Documentary collection “Young heroes” is a result of collaboration between Goethe-Institute in Munich and doxs! project within Duisburg cinema week. This year festival Docudays UA presented five films.


This selection may be designated as unique, because today documentaries about children, unfortunately, are rare enough. Adults usually talk about advantages of youth: you have, they say, entire world before you opened, life only began. But they often forget the problems disturbed them in youth.
Certainly, films for children should be somehow didactic. Feature films show life in a way it should be or it would be, and documentary – as it is. These histories not always have a happy end, however they are real. Viewers recognize themselves in heroes, they go together with them through joy and disappointment, put questions and look for answers. Children understand that their coevals all over the world experience the same events and emotions – and this unites them. Docudays UA offers Ukrainian children to become acquainted with their coevals from Poland, Netherlands and Denmark.

XVII INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
20–29
March 2020
Boys / Jongens
Special Screening: Young Heroes
Boys / Jongens
Year
2005
Country
Netherlands
Director
Menna Laura Meijer
Duration
30
Special Screening: Young Heroes
City of Bees /Biernes by
Special Screening: Young Heroes
City of Bees /Biernes by
Year
2004
Country
Denmark
Directors
Laila Hodell, Bertel Torne Olsen
Duration
30
Special Screening: Young Heroes
Girls / Meisjes
Special Screening: Young Heroes
Girls / Meisjes
Year
2003
Country
Netherlands
Director
Menna Laura Meijer
Duration
20
Special Screening: Young Heroes
The Day I Decided to Be Nina / De dag dat ik besloot Nina te zijn
Special Screening: Young Heroes
The Day I Decided to Be Nina / De dag dat ik besloot Nina te zijn
Year
2000
Country
Netherlands
Director
Ingeborg Jansen
Duration
15
Special Screening: Young Heroes
Tom W. / Tomek W.
Special Screening: Young Heroes
Tom W. / Tomek W.
Year
2004
Country
Poland
Director
Anna Wieckowska
Duration
28
Special Screening: Young Heroes