When the Boys Return

    • Tone Andersen
    • Norway
    • 2012
    • 58 min
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    Every week Palestinian children on the West Bank are arrested by the Israeli army. Usually accused of throwing stones. This film starts when prison ends. Mohammed Jamil, Hamze and Mahran have returned after months and years in prison. They are hailed as heroes at their big homecoming party, but getting back to everyday life is more difficult than they could imagine. Soldiers, military raids and demonstrations mark the environment.
    In a weekly counseling group, 12 boys share their stories, trying to come to terms with their common traumas. Despite fear and confusion, they also have dreams for the future.


    • 58 min
    • color
    • DCP
    Screening copy
    Sant & Usant
    Tone Andersen
    Tone Grøttjord-Glenne from Sant & Usant, Anita Rehoff Larsen from Sant & Usant
    Tone Andersen
    Tone Andersen
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