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Kidz in da Hood

English title: Kidz in da Hood
Original title: Förortsungar
German title: Abgerockt
Sweden, 2006

Director: Gustavsson, Ilva & Edfeldt, Cati
Production company: Gilda Film
Age recommendation: 7 years and up

This is the gripping and touching story of Amina who came to Sweden with her grandfather 3 years ago. Amina still hasn’t got a residence permit and when her grandfather dies suddenly, everything comes to a head. (Source: Swedish Film Institute)

Sprockets Toronto 2007:
The film is absolutely brimming with songs – everything from rap to pop, from rock to tango. Telling a story that both investigates the refugee experience and pays homage to alternative families, Kidz in da Hood is an unforgettable and uplifting experience.

London Int. Film Festival 2007:
Kidz in Da Hood deals with a timely subject and is also uplifting and a lot of fun. At its best when it focuses on the unlikely father-daughter relationship between Johan and Amina, Kidz in Da Hood swept the board at this year's Guldbagge, Sweden's equivalent of the Academy Awards. (Justin Johnson, London Int. Film Festival)

Five (!) Guldbagge Awards 2007, Generation K+ Berlin 2007, BUFF Malmö 2007 (awarded), Sprockets Toronto 2007 (awarded), Kristiansand 2007 (awarded), Zlin 2007, Giffoni 2007 (awarded), Chicago 2007, Amsterdam 2007 (awarded), Cinemagic Belfast 2007, London Int. FF 2007, Cyprus 2007, Oulu 2007, Gijon 2007, Ale Kino Poznan 2007, Antwerp/Brugge 2008, Montreal 2008 (awarded), Hannover 2008, Münster 2008 (awarded), Leeds Young People's Film Festival 2009, Discoveryfilmfestival Dundee 2009

Website: www.forortsungar.se/

Study guide: Flemish

Some additional media: Digital filmpage (Flemish)

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

Sold to:
Sonet (S)
Jef (BE)
In The Air (NL)