At Home in the World


Growing up in a refugee shelterAt Home in the World is a vivid insight into the life of refugee children in a Red Cross School following a group of children the first year they are in Denmark while they wait for a possible residence permit and trying to cope with their troubled past and the challenges in the present


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At Home in the World

At Home in the World

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Magomed (10) is a thoughtful and quiet boy from Chechnya who is undergoing an existential transformation. In the beginning Magomed does not participate much in the social life in the class room but Dorte, his teacher sees him as a very clever and bright student.

Slowly Magomed gains confidence and starts making friends and after months of waiting he and his family gets a residence permit to stay in Denmark.

The joy though soon comes to an end when it becomes clear that his father, as the only person in the family, can not stay in Denmark and risks being sent back to Chechnya. Magomed now embarks on a mission to understand what happened to his father back in Chechnya and with the fact that he might lose his father.

Renowned director Andreas Koefoed has followed the children extensively over a period of more than 3 years and has gained access to an intimate and normally closed environment.

Director Andreas Koefoed
Producer Sara Stockmann
Produced by Sonntag Pictures for TV2
Duration 58 min.
Year of Production 2015
Original Title Et Hjem I Verden