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Kids on the Silk Road (series)


15 countries along the colorful ancient Silk Road, 15 children (11-14 years old) who give an insight into their lives and challenges. A documentary series for the whole family told from the children’s perspective, delving into rich cultural portraits and addressing universal issues of growing up:
Episode 1 – “Horse Fever” (Kyrgyzstan)
Episode 2 – “Girl Against Gravity” (Mongolia)
Episode 3 – “Music In My Blood” (India)
Episode 4 – “Poonam’s Fortune” (Nepal)
Episode 5 – “Life is a Beach” (Bangladesh)

Running Time: 5x25 min.
Subject(s): Arts and Culture, Children, Youth
Language(s): Bengali, Kyrgyz
Subtitles: English
Producer(s): Maria Stevnbak Westergren
Cinematographer: Jens J. V. Pedersen
Editor(s): Jesper Osmund
Production Company: Pedersen & Co, Co-Production: Toolbox Film

Festival Participation

  • 8th Singapore International children's Film Festival - 2017
    Best Documentary Film for “Girl Against Gravity”
  • Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños - 2017
    Documentary Special Mention for "Life Is A Beach"
  • EIDF - 2017
    World Special Vision Award
  • Japan Prize - 2017
    Japan Foundation President's Prize for "Girl Against Gravity"
  • CinéDOC Tbilisi - 2017
    CinéDOC-Young Award for "Life is a Beach"

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