By Yangzom BRAUEN


Drama - Completed 2015

A boy who struggles with his past as a child soldier escapes into his dream world only to be caught up in a nightmare where he has to make a choice over life and death.

& Awards

Fribourg International Film Festival 2016
UNESCO Enrico Fulchignoni Award, UNESCO Gandhi Medal
Max Ophuels Film Fesitval 2016
Audience Award
Landshuter Short Film Festival 2016
Audience Award
Black Maria Film Festival 2016
Stellar Award
Newport Beach Film Festvial 2016
In Competition
RapidLion Film Festival 2016
In Competition
SAG-AFTRA Short Film Showcase 2016
Helsinki African Film Festival 2016
In Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 20 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Yangzom BRAUEN
    • Writer(s)
    • Yangzom BRAUEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Yangzom BRAUEN (YangZoom Films), Daniel STANCA (ArteLibera), Gerold WUNSTEL (YangZoom Films)
    • Synopsis
    • “Born in Battle”, tells the story of Oneka, a former twelve year old child soldier who has escaped the clutches of his rebel masters. In order to survive his past he escapes into his own fantasy, a world far away from his nightmarish present. The life he seeks fades the tighter he grips. Fantasy twists back to reality and when he stands in front of his parents and sister, he has to make a choice—life, death, and the path that decision will take him.