Shadow Game is a journey through the dark side of Europe with teenage refugees as our guides.
Every day teenagers who have fled their war-torn countries try to cross Europe’s borders in search of protection and a better life. They travel through a shadow world we never see: a world of minefields, bears, fast-flowing rivers, smugglers and border guards.
‘The game’ is the bitterly ironic term for crossing borders that has become commonplace among these young migrants. Risking their lives, the teenagers undertake a treacherous journey that often takes months, or even years. Along the way, they grow up fast.
Shadow Game is an experimentally filmed account of the far-reaching consequences of the European asylum policy. The film was shot over a period of three years, partly by the main characters themselves on their phones.
The screening will be followed by a Q/A session in English and French.