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69 Minutes Of 86 Days

Year 2017
Runtime 70 mins
Language Arabic
Subtitles English

A documentary told from the point of view of a three-year-old Syrian refugee as her family makes a months-long trek across Europe.

Civil war in Syria has led to a mass migration of refugees who are forced to make a perilous and sometimes deadly journey towards freedom. 69 MINUTES OF 86 DAYS follows the journey of one in particular: three-year-old Lean. Having successfully landed in Greece with her parents and uncles, Lean's family must make their way on foot across Europe to their relatives in northern Sweden – a transcontinental voyage, during which they face challenges just as difficult as those back in their homeland.

Filmmaker Egil Haskjold Larsen offers no voice-over or interviews, instead presenting Lean's journey in a series of candid vignettes as she must deal with food shortages, boredom and bureaucratic setbacks. Captivating and humanely told, 69 MINUTES OF 86 DAYS puts a face to one of the world's largest humanitarian problems while celebrating the survival of the human spirit.


CPH:DOX 2017, Special Mention in the Nordic DOX: Award Section; Hot Docs, Emerging International Filmmaker Award; Sheffield Doc/Fest, Youth Jury Award
Hot Docs; CPH:DOX; Sheffield Doc/Fest; Sole Luna Palermo Film Festival; Galway Film Fleadh; Giffoni Film Festival; Arabian Nights Film Festival/ The Cinematheque; Sole Luna Treviso Film Festival
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