Far From Home
Hilt Lochten, Thiha Thwe, Germany / The Netherlands, 2011, color, HDcam, 15'
A 9-year old Dutch girl receives two - for her unknown - girls of the same age from Belarus. They come to the Netherlands to get stronger due to the Chernobyl disaster 25 years ago, they can't eat fresh fruit or vegetables in their home-country. The Belarusian girls stay for 6 weeks. During their stay in Holland they enjoy fresh air, lots of healthy food, the sea and explore new things. But there's also homesickness, fear, misunderstanding and frustrating conflicts. How will the girls cope, will they learn to understand each other, far from home?