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Original title: Sharaf
Sweden, 2013, 13 min.

Director: Hanna Heilborn, David Aronowitsch
Production company:
Story AB
Kocksgatan 31
SE-116 24 Stockholm, Sweden
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Phone +46 8 15 62 80

Age recommendation: 12 years and up
Film genre: Documentary

The boat was like a little fly in the sea, in two-meter high waves. We just drifted without any food or water. Sharaf, 17, is one of thousands of youths that have been fleeing in unseaworthy boats across the ocean and arriving in Gran Canaria the last years. Sharaf was lucky, he survived. Thousands have died in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean trying to get into the EU.

"Sharaf" is completed during the spring of 2012. It is the third and final part in a trilogy of animated documentaries about children and young people in vulnerable situations, by David Aronowitsch and Hanna Heilborn.
The trilogy is: Hidden (2002),Slaves (2008) and Sharaf (2012).

Strasbourg Human rights International Film Festival 2014
ANIMASIVO, Mexico City 2014
The 14th Seoul International NewMedia Festival 2014
Tricky Women Festival Animation Festival, Vienna 2014
International Short Film and Animation Festival of Barcelona 2014
MONSTRA – Lisbon Animated Film Festival 2014
WATCH DOCS IFF, Warsaw 2013
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2013
Minimalen Short Film Festival, Trondheim2013
15 IFF Bratislava 2013
DOK-Leipzig 2013
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2013 (awarded – Prize for best Animated Documentary Film and Children´s Jury prize)
Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal 2013
Animac 18th Int. Animation Film Festival of Catalonia 2013
Rooftop Films New York 2013
Dokufest Kosovo 2014 and 2015
Capalbio Cinema Int. Short Film Festival 2013 (awarded)
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2013
Göteborg International Film Festival 2013
CPH:DOX, Copenhagen 2012