Bag bjergene

49 min.DK/DocumentaryChildren's films

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.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Bag bjergene
Danish title Bag bjergene
Keywords Afghanistan, Children in foreign countries, Family life, Refugees, Schools, Iran
Director Katia Forbert Petersen, Annette Mari Olsen
Screenplay Annette Mari Olsen, Katia Forbert Petersen
Director of Photography Katia Forbert Petersen
Editor Mahi Rahgozar
Composer Mohammadreza Aligholi
Production country Denmark
Production company Sfinx Film/TV
International sales Sfinx Film/TV ApS / Sølvgade 92, baghuset / 1307 København K / info@sfinx-film.dk / sfinx-film.dk
Festival information Danish Film Institute
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all


Production company Sfinx Film/TV


Direction Katia Forbert Petersen
Direction Annette Mari Olsen


Script Annette Mari Olsen
Script Katia Forbert Petersen


Production Katia Forbert Petersen


Cinematography Katia Forbert Petersen


Stills Katia Forbert Petersen


Editing Mahi Rahgozar


Music Mohammadreza Aligholi

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2004-08-09
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