Rokhsar Sediqi, 14, lives in Denmark with her mother, father and five siblings. In her spare time she plays on the local football team. Around five years ago Rokhsar and her family fled from Afghanistan, and after six months on the run they ended up in Denmark and applied for asylum. But the Danish Immigration Service is not convinced they are persecuted by the Taliban in Afghanistan, and the family has repeatedly been refused asylum. They are now waiting for the final decision, but the wait has changed Rokhsar forever.
The Wait made its debut at IDFA 2016. Emil Langballe’s graduation film Beach Boy (2013) from UK’s National Film and Television School was honoured at such film festivals as Karlovy Vary, Thessaloniki, Tampere and Toronto’s Hot Docs. Langballe has previously directed Josephine’s Farm (2015), a television series for children.