A YEAR OF HOPE

By Mikala KROGH

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Documentary - Completed 2017

”A Year of Hope” is a coming of age story, in which we follow a group of Filipino street boys from the slum of Manila, who get a chance to change their lives forever. But how do you save boys, who have experienced the worst traumas thinkable?

Festivals
& Awards

IDFA 2017
Masters
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • DENMARK, NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • FILIPINO, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 84 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mikala KROGH
    • Producer(s)
    • Sigrid DYEKJÆR (DANISH DOCUMENTARY)
    • Synopsis
    • A Year of Hope is a coming-of-age story about a group of boys from the streets of Manila, who get a chance to change their lives forever. They are offered a one-year stay at a rehabilitation center on an island, far away from the city, which, in comparison to their past lives, is true paradise. Many of the boys have been sexually abused, are addicted to drugs, have been victims of domestic violence and have witnessed killings. The films’ protagonists are Tracy, 13, who more than anything else wishes to be a lady boy and the silent Joshua, 15, who has forgotten how to smile. The film follows the boys’ development and attempts to escape their pasts, and investigates if it’s possible to change life paths, which are already on the wrong track.