Hassan and the Month of Ramadan

Ulla Søe, Denmark, 2017

45 min.DK/Documentary

Hassan, 11, loves hip-hop, but dreams of being really good at football. At school Hassan has many friends, but who is best friend changes. It is important to be good in school, he thinks, and he wants to become a neurosurgeon. Hassan is a Muslim and prays five times a day. He has three big brothers, and he looks very much up to the oldest who is 23. When his parents and three brothers are set to fast for the upcoming Ramadan, Hassan is keen to take part in their experience of community. Even though fasting is not yet obligatory for him, his goal is to complete the fast like the others while counting down to the final Eid party.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Hassan og ramadanen
Danish title Hassan og ramadanen
Other titles Hassan and the Month of Ramadan
Keywords Denmark, Boys, Muslims, Islam, Ramadan, Soccer, Everyday life
Director Ulla Søe
Producer Mette Mailand
Editor Yrsa Vedel
Production country Denmark
Production companies Plus Pictures
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut
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Online release 19.09.2017
Comment Ulla Søe has directed a number of TV documentary series, including Our First Child (2009), Dancing Simon (2010) and, selected for IDFA, Shanne and Her Friends (2012).
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all


Production companies Plus Pictures
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut


Direction Ulla Søe


Producer Mette Mailand


Editor Yrsa Vedel

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