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Bekas (Aka: Up and Away)

English title: Bekas (Aka: Up and Away)
Original title: Bekas
German title: Bekas
Finland, Iraq, Sweden, 2012

Director: Kader, Karzan
Production company: Sonet Film AB
Age recommendation: 10 years and up

Synopsis:
It is the early 1990’s in Kurdistan, northern Iraq. Saddam Hussein has a startling grip on the Kurdish population and his regime is threatening to escalate the terror. Life is not easy for the homeless brothers Zana and Dana.
One day, the solution for all of Kurdistan’s troubles appears through a hole in the wall, as the brothers peek in on a screening of SUPERMAN at the worn-out local cinema. Zana and Dana decide that they want to go where Superman lives – America. Zana, the younger brother, starts to make a list of all the people he is going to tell Superman to punish. On top of the list is Saddam Hussein. Dana on the other hand makes a plan for their journey. But they have no money, no passports, and the only means of transportation they've got is a donkey named "Michael Jackson".

Festivals:
Tromsø CFF 2013, Kinderfilmfest Munich 2013, Kinderfilmtage im Ruhrgebiet 2013, Discovery Dundee 2013, Kinderfilmfest Münster (awarded), Cinepeanz Cologne 2013, Ale Kino! Poznan 2013, Sehpferdchen Hannover 2014, FIFEM Montreal 2014 (awarded), Zlin 2013, Giffoni 2013 (awarded), Lucas Frankfurt 2013 (awarded), Michel Hamburg 2013, Schlingel Chemnitz 2013 (awarded), Cinekid Amsterdam 2013, Chicago ICFF, Filemon Brussels 20132013, Juniorfest Pilsen 2013 (awarded), Just Film Black Nights Tallinn 2013 (awarded), ICFF Vienna 2013 (awarded), Oulu 2013, Cinemagic Belfast 2013 (awarded), Ale Kino! Poznan 2013, Augsburg 2014, Vilnius 2014 (awarded)

Study guide: http://www.discoveryfilmfestival.org ...

Study guide: English

Study guide: Flemish

Study guide: German

Study guide: Slovenian

Study guide: Swedish

World sales address/es:
TrustNordisk Int. Sales (DK)

Sold to:
Edel (D)
Farbfilm-Verleih (D)
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (D)