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ECFA Award Winner

Lost in Africa

English title: Lost in Africa
Original title: Kidnappet
German title: Gekidnappt
Denmark, 2010

Director: Muasya, Vibeke
Production company: SF Film Production ApS
Co-producers: S/S Fladen Film AB
Age recommendation: 11 years and up

Simon,11, a black adopted boy and soccer enthusiast, travels with his Danish mother to his country of origin, Kenya. Soon after arriving, Simon loses his beloved soccer ball. When he tries to find it, he gets lost in the biggest city-slum in Africa. With his trendy shoes and fancy clothes, he clearly stands out, but after he gets mugged, he soon looks like any other African boy. When Simon's mom, Susanne, goes to the media promising a reward for getting her son back, Simon is suddenly a hunted boy in the alleyways of the slum—he now needs all the help he can get from his new friends.

BUFF Malmö 2011, Kristiansand 2011 (awarded, ECFA Award) , Zlin 2011 (awarded), Munich CFF 2011, Giffoni 2011 (awarded), Haugesund 2011, Cinekid Amsterdam 2011 (awarded), Oulu 2011 (awarded), Golden Elephant Hyderabad 2011 (awarded), Cinemagic Belfast 2011, Just Film Tallinn 2011, Olympia Pyrgos 2011, Hannover 2012, FICI Madrid 2012 (Special Mention)

Study guide: Norwegian

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LevelK (DK)

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