Jamila - if only I could fly

Jannik Hastrup, Denmark, 2013

10 min.DK/Short fiction

Jamila was born in a Danish refugee camp eight years ago. Her parents made it to Denmark from Iraq ten years ago. Jamila has had many friends but most only stayed for a short while. Right now Cecilie is her best friend. They flirt with the boys and go to belly dancing at the afterschool club. But Cecilie and her family have been denied asylum and send out of the country. Who will be Jamila's next friend?
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Asylbarn - Jamila, Gid jeg kunne flyve
Danish title Asylbarn - Jamila, Gid jeg kunne flyve
Other titles Asylbarn, Jamila - gid jeg kunne flyve, Jamila - if only I could fly
Keywords Asylum centers, Asylum applicants, Refugees, Refugee Children, Friendship, Boys, Girls, Denmark
Director Jannik Hastrup
Screenplay Jannik Hastrup, Trine Breum
Producer Maria Stevnbak Andersen, Marie Bro
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish
Production companies Dansk Tegnefilm
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Danish festival release 26.09.2013
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all


Production companies Dansk Tegnefilm
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Ministeriet for børn og undervisnings tips- og lottomidler, Susi & Peter Robinsohns fond


Direction Jannik Hastrup


Screenplay Jannik Hastrup
Screenplay Trine Breum


Producer Maria Stevnbak Andersen
Producer Marie Bro
Executive producer Marie Bro


Music Jamshid A. Suliman
Music Fuzzy


Sound Niels Arild


Animator Jannik Hastrup
Animator Jamie C. Holmes
Background designer Bigita Faber

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 2014-11-29
Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2014-10-24
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2014-09-19
Stuttgart International Animation Film Festival 2014-04-22
Malmö, BUFF 2014-03-10
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