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10th DMZ Docs(2018)

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Kids on the Silk Road: Life Is a Beach

트레일러 재생

Jens PEDERSEN

  • Denmark
  • 2017
  • 23min
  • G
  • ProRes HQ
  • color

Synopsis

He has left home because his mum beats him if he does not make money for the family. Javed now lives on the beach and makes a living together with his friend Shahidul by giving people a massage. He almost wins a big surf contest and afterward comes to the conclusion that he will go back to school as long as he can surf in his spare time and maybe win the next competition so he can make a living from being the best surfer of the beach.

Review

Set against the backdrop of a beautiful beach, this documentary depicts the dreams and friendship of an 11-year-old boy in Bangladesh named Javed. When his mother badgers him to make money, he runs away from home and finds shelter under an outdoor parasol on the beach. It is both endearing and pitiful of him and his friend Shahidul to lie side by side and talk about their families while playing computer games. In the opening narration, he introduces himself as a surfer and asserts that he wants to be respected. From his shining eyes and attitude as he keeps pursuing his dream, we detect a sense of confidence, pride and independence that imbues the film with liveliness. In the daily lives of Javed and his friend Shahidul, the beach becomes a refuge for poor children of Bangladesh where they can nurture their dreams and friendship. The image of Javed participating in the surfing competition and riding the waves adds to the film’s liveliness. [BYUN Hyegyeong]

Director

  • Jens PEDERSEN

    Seeds of Debt (2014)
    Faith - Hope - Afghanistan (2013)
    Nicaragua - Dictatorship Restored? (2011)
    Afghanistan at Work & The Schools in Afghanistan (2010)​

Credit

  • ProducerMaria Stevnbak WESTERGREN
  • Cinematography Jens PEDERSEN
  • Editor Jesper OSMUND
  • Music Upright & Apollo Music

Distributor / World Sales

EBS  82 2 526 2556 / edif@ebs.co.kr