69 Minutes of 86 Days

  • 9.5 10
  • 2017
  • 70min
69 Minutes of 86 Days
  • Original Title: 69 Minutes of 86 Days

Seen from the point of view of a 3-year-old girl, this documentary follows the tortuous migration journey of a refugee family from their war-torn country to northern Europe.

69 Minutes of 86 Days

AWARDS: Special Mention. CPH:DOX/ Emerging International Filmmaker Award. Hot Docs/ Winner of the Youth Jury Award. Sheffield Doc/Fest/ Mention for Best Editing. Sole Luna Doc Film Festival Palermo/ Special Mention. Dokufest/ Best Documentary Feature. Nordic International Film Festival New York 

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: IDFA/ Dubai International Film Festival/ Les Escales Documentaires, Minsk International Film Festival/ Ourense International Film Festival/ Astra Film Festival/ Reykjavik IFF/ Camden International Film Festival/ Documentary of the month/ The Cinematheque in Denmark/ Document - International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival/ Leeds International Film Festival/ Calgary International Film Festival/ Galway Film Fleadh/ Nordic/Docs/ Eurodok/ Guanajuato International Film Festival/ Lemesos International Film Festival/ Free Zone International Human Rights Film Festival/ Makedox/ Nordic Film Days Lubeck

69 Minutes of 86 Days. A Migrant Girl's Journey

On a path littered with lifejackets, in the middle of a crowd of people on the run, a 3-year-old girl slowly emerges. 

Full of a child’s energy and curiosity, carrying her little “Frost” backpack on her back, she takes in her surroundings between hundreds of adult trouser legs. 

She understands the gravity of the situation she and her family find themselves in, but filled with childlike wonder she continues her journey. 

For every step she takes, she emanates a longed-for feeling of hope. To Lean, it’s a step closer to her grandfather in Sweden.

Production Companies

Sant & Usant

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