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  • 2024 | Documentary | 85' | Poland, Germany

Silent Trees

When her mother freezes to death in the forest on the Polish-Belarusian border, a 16-year-old Kurdish girl Runa has to quickly grow up to take care of her 4 younger brothers and father. The family deals with trauma in a refugee camp and tries to establish a new life in Poland. Runa’s escape from everyday problems is a sketchbook filled with drawings that express what she feels. Gradually, her drawings come to life. The film is a partially animated coming of age story in the times of the global refugee crisis.
Director
Agnieszka Zwiefka
Production
Chilli Productions, Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion, HBO Max in co-production with SWR in association with ARTE, in co-production with No Problemo Music, Real Lava, MX35, Perty Studio, Kacper Czubak
Funding
Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe, EC1 Łódź - Miasto Kultury, Instytut Kultury Miejskiej, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights WATCH DOCS Fund
World Sales
Festivals
CPH:DOX 2024 (World Premiere)

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