At Home in the World


2016 Season
Amsterdam, London

Ali is scared by his nightmares. His classmate, Magomed, is coping quietly with the prospect of his father’s deportation. These are the everyday concerns at the Red Cross school for refugee children in Denmark, where kids from across the world study whilst awaiting the outcomes of their asylum claims. Multi-award winning filmmaker Andreas Koefoed intimately portrays ordinary children in extraordinary circumstances. Stunning cinematography and an unobtrusive sensibility allow the students' resilience and their teachers' empathy to take centre stage. *Preceded by Malak and Mustapha, two short films produced by Dovana Films

Andreas Koefoed
Arabic, Chechen, Danish
Filmmaker Bio(s): 
Andreas Koefoed

Director Andreas Koefoed has directed several character driven documentaries. His latest documentary “The Arms Drop” from 2014 about Danish Niels Holck and English Peter Bleach, was nominated for a Bodil award, and has been shown in more than 15 countries. Andreas Koefoed’s films have been selected for festivals all over the world, and has among others won awards at Tribeca Film Festival, Silverdocs, Full Frame, Sheffield Doc/Fest and CPH:DOX.