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Format: Feature Documentary / HD /16:9

Duration: 90 min

Release: 2020

Production company: Story AB

Plot summary:

In March 2016, over 10,000 people were trapped in a camp outside the small Greek border village of Idomeni. The border had been closed to all people fleeing. Nadia and Nawaf had one objective, to get to Germany, to where their eldest son already arrived. They stayed with their six other children in several different camps in Greece. Yasir’s wife was an ISIS-prisoner. And many in Yasir’s family had been brutally killed by ISIS when they attacked the Yazidis in Iraq. Filmmaker David Aronowitsch has previously done, among other things the documentary I Am Dublin and the animated short documentaries Hidden, Slaves and Sharaf. The film’s cinematographer is Pia Lehto who both work with documentaries and fiction. 

The documentary film Idomeni depicts the children and adults’ parallel lives in the various camps, the seemingly quiet moments along the way to a new life.

In Co-Production with: Film i Väst/Jenny Luukkonenz, Ami Ekström
Made with support from: The Swedish Film Institute/ Klara Grunning, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Film Stockholm/Filmbasen/ Ivana Lalovic
In Collaboration with:  SVT/ Axel Arnö


David Aronowitsch

First Assistant Director:  

Ahmed Abdullahi


Tobias Janson

Director of Photography:

Pia Lehto

Translation and Research:

Siawash Goudarzi

Research and Translation: 

Amina Khalil


Göran Olsson


Peter Magnusson

Graphic Design:  

Malmsten Hellberg

Sound Designer:

Claes Lundberg


Andreas Jonsson Hay, David Aronowitsch


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