THOSE WHO FEEL THE FIRE BURNING

By Morgan KNIBBE

BALDR FILM - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2014

Those Who Feel the Fire Burning depicts in an unconventional, poetic form a serious social problem: the hopeless existence of refugees stuck at the edge of Europe.



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& Awards

IDFA 2014
International Feature Length Competition
AFI FEST 2015
Breakthrough
True/ False 2015
Hot Docs 2015
World Showcase
Dok.Fest 2015
International Feature Length Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary, First film, Social issues
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • ARABIC, FARSI, GREEK, ITALIAN, WOLOF
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 74 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Morgan KNIBBE
    • Writer(s)
    • Morgan KNIBBE
    • Producer(s)
    • Katja DRAAIJER (BALDR Film), Frank HOEVE (BALDR Film)
    • Synopsis
    • As a group of refugees tries to enter Europe illegally by boat, a storm suddenly appears and all hell breaks loose when an old man falls overboard. His perception shifts into another dimension: a dark, hallucinatory place. Driven by a mysterious power and desperately in search of his loved ones, his soul passes by the everyday reality of many castaway refugees at the border of the alleged paradise, Europe.

      The old man's spirit observes people on the street being chased away like dogs, follows an illegal worker and a drug-addicted mother and slips inside crowded refugee shelterrs. Wandering through this limbo, the old man questions the meaning of his existence.

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