Reyhane and Farzane are two six year old girls. They are cousins and best friends. They live in an Afghan refugee camp in Eastern Iran, close to the Afghan border. Through the barbed wire fence, which surrounds the camp, they can see the huge mountains, which make up a natural line between the two countries. In the documentary »Behind the Mountains« we follow the two girls in the summer up to their first day of school. Starting school is a big change: uniforms, headscarves, and great expectations. An epoch-making event in every child's life, regardless of where they grew up: Denmark, Afghanistan or "Refugee Camp Land". The mixture of the known and the unknown, and the specific versus the universal is the pivotal point of the film.
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Afghanistan, Children in foreign countries, Family life, Refugees, Schools, Iran
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