Miga's journey

René Bo Hansen, Denmark, 2002

29 min.DK/DocumentaryChildren's films

10-year-old Miga lives with his family on Mongolia's endless plains. His sister runs away from home, when the family is hit by disaster, and Miga decides to sneak on board the night train to the capital to search for her. In the big city he becomes friends with street kids. To survive in the cold weather Miga has to sleep with his new friends in the city sewers. His friends try to help him in the search for his missing sister, but they have to be careful not to be caught by the police.

Street kids from Mongolia's capital Ulaan Baatar play themselves in this dramatised documentary.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Migas rejse
Danish title Migas rejse
Keywords Street children, Mongolia
Director René Bo Hansen
Screenplay René Bo Hansen
Producer Palle Vedel
Director of Photography René Bo Hansen
Editor Jens Bidstrup
Production country Denmark
Production company Manden med Cameraet
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales DR International Sales
Technical info color
Danish festival release 28.09.2002, Buster-festivalen
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company Manden med Cameraet
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction René Bo Hansen


Script René Bo Hansen


Producer Palle Vedel


Cinematography René Bo Hansen


Editing Jens Bidstrup

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2003-10-23
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2003-08-11
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2003-05-23
Malmö, BUFF 2003-03-12
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2003-01-16
Amsterdam, IDFA 2002-11-21
Oulu Nordisk Panorama 2002-09-24
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