Young Adults

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    We selected these films especially for kids who are on their way to adulthood. Something everyone starts with at a different age, but we kept audiences aged between 13 and 17 in mind. None of the films are childish—we think adults will love them too.

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    • Ruslan Fedotow
    • 2022

      A heartbreaking portrait of two 16-year-old Ukrainian refugees in Budapest. They help out at a school for refugee children and make protest art on the streets—triggering political discussions among the Hungarian passersby.

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      Beba

      • Rebeca Huntt
      • 2021

        Dazzling self-portrait of a New York filmmaker who explores her Latin and African-American heritage in this revealing glimpse into her turbulent youth and family history.

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        Elsa

        • Julia Jansch
        • 2022

          An engaging portrait of Instagram celebrity and role model Elsa from Kenya, who attracted attention during the pandemic with her feisty, plain-speaking videos. But always “being yourself” also takes its toll.

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          Sezer’s Summer

          • Marina Meijer
          • 2022

            Fourteen-year-old Sezer spends a long, languid summer in Rotterdam—swimming and fishing, but also stealing bikes. His mother desperately tries to keep him under control, while youth services threaten to intervene.

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            Suddenly TV

            • Roopa Gogineni
            • 2022

              Using a cardboard replica of a camera and a plastic bottle “microphone,” young revolutionaries interview demonstrators at the 2019 mass protests against Sudan's military regime. A creative and hopeful take on a bleak situation.

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              Uncanny Me

              • Katharina Pethke
              • 2022

                Photo model Lale creates the illusion of perfection, but there’s almost no space left for the real Lale. Should she risk having a digital copy of herself made? Documentary meets science fiction in a mirror of our times.

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                We, Students!

                • Rafiki Fariala
                • 2021

                  A nimble portrait following the lives of students Aaron, Benjamin, Nestor, and Rafiki in the Central African Republic. In this poverty-stricken country, the friends focus their hopes on the future. An award winner at IndieLisboa and Cinéma du Réel.

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                  Will You Look at Me

                  • Shuli Huang
                  • 2022

                    As filmmaker Shuli Huang returns to his Chinese hometown in search for himself, a long due conversation with his mother plunges the two of them into a quest for acceptance and love in this Cannes award-winning film.

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