On the brink of adulthood, beautiful Somalian Kafia breaks free from everything she grew up with. A poetic and captivating journey of a refugee in today’s Hungary, learning to adapt to her new life.
Kafia is 17 years old. Two years ago she fled to Europe, escaping from a child marriage in Somalia. She has been living in a state children’s home in Budapest ever since. She learns the Hungarian language, goes to high school, prepares for the graduation exam, and dreams about a modeling career. On the surface, everything seems fine. However, behind that beautiful and confident appearance lies a heavy heart. Her repetitive daily routine revolves around constant dilemmas and self-doubt about leaving behind her Muslim culture and everything else she grew up with. As she lets the camera get closer to her, the film slowly becomes an intimate confession. What does it mean to break with your past and fully give yourself up to a new life in Europe?
Screening will be followed by Q&A with Dorottya Zurbo
- Dorottya Zurbo