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Rainbow Children - Portrait of Elika

Belgium, 2018, 13 min.

Director: Maryam Bayani
Production company:
Docomads Consortium
Maryam Bayani

Age recommendation: 6 years and up
Film genre: Documentary

In a class presentation, 5-year-old Elika, with dual origins, wants to give her classmates the most truthful image of her mother’s country, Iran. Meanwhile, she encounters many questions from her classmates.

Maryam Bayani was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1982.
Studied Graphic Design and Animation. After making her internationally award-winning animated documentary, ‘The Pottery Tale’ in 2009, she discovered her tendency to merge reality and imagination. ‘Rainbow Children’, her graduation film, is her first exploration of immigration and identity from children’s point of view.

Oberhausen International Short Film Festival 2018
International Film Festival for Young Audiences - Filem'On 2018