Wake Up On Mars

Réveil sur Mars
children & youth
family
minorities
refugees
Europe
Dea Gjinovci
Switzerland, France
2020
74min
Albanian, Swedish
English & Hungarian Subtitles
International Competition

Furkan is the youngest member of a Roma family from Kosovo. He was quite young when the family fled to Sweden, where they live now, waiting in limbo for their pending asylum request. Furkan's sisters, Ibadeta and Djeneta, have been in a coma-like state for several years. Traumatized by the fear of being sent back to Kosovo, a mysterious illness, "resignation syndrome", has befallen them. Furkan decides to try to save his sisters in his own way: he starts to build a spaceship to travel to Mars.

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Producer: 
Britta Rindelaub
Jasmin Basic
Sophie Faudel
Dea Gjinovci
Heidi Fleisher
Editor: 
Catherine Birukoff
Camera: 
Maxime Kathari
Sound: 
Quentin Coulon
Music: 
Gael Kyriakidis and Pavillon - Fabio Poujouly & Jeremy Calame
Production info: 
Alva Film Production, Mélisande Films, Dea Gjinovci
Distribution info: 
CAT&Docs Maëlle Guénégues maelle@catndocs.com www.catndocs.com
Awards: 
Biografilm 2020 Hera Award Honorable Mention
Dokufest Kosovo 2020 International Dox Award Nominee
Tribeca 2020 Best Documentary Feature Nominee