Kids on the Silk Road

Jens Pedersen, Denmark, 2017

Series (documentary)Children's films

"Kids on the Silk Road" is a documentary series for the 10-12 year olds about their peers in countries along the Silk Road. The ancient Silk Road countries in Central - and South East Asia life of children is fascinating and dramatic. Exotic stories unfold on a backdrop of social necessity. The children are compelled to make existential choices when their ambition or passion encounters resistance.
We are looking for those children who show courage in this encounter. We hope they prevail in their attempt to create a productive change for themselves. But first and foremost we are looking for potential - resources and the will to go forward.
With recognizable themes - friendship, love, wishes for the future, parental ambitions - which is part of every child's life, we hope to eliminate geographical and cultural gaps between our main characters and their Danish audience.

A Series of 5 Documentaries by Director Jens Pedersen
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Børnene på Silkevejen (oversigt)
Danish title Børnene på Silkevejen (oversigt)
Included titles Girl Against Gravity
Kids on the Silk Road 2 - Horse fever
Kids on the Silk Road 3 - Poonam's Fortune
Kids on the Silk Road 4 - Music in My Blood
Life is a Beach
Director Jens Pedersen
Director of Photography Jens Pedersen
Editor Jesper Osmund
Composer Halfdan E
Production country Denmark
International sales Autlook Filmsales / Spittelberggasse 3/14 / 1070 Wien / t +43 670 208 7881 / welcome@autlookfilms.com / autlookfilms.com
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
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Production company
Executive Producer Pedersen & Co Aps
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
In collaboration with Toolbox Film


Direction Jens Pedersen


Screenplay and story Jens Pedersen


Production Maria Stevnbak Westergren
Executive producer Jakob Gottschau


Cinematographer Jens Pedersen


Editor Jesper Osmund


Composer Halfdan E


Sound Hans Møller
Sound mixer Hans Møller

Visual effects

Grading Oskar Fanta

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2018-05-11
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