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David ARONOWITSCH, Hanna HEILBORN
Like thousands of other children, Abouk and Machiek were taken by government sponsored militia in Sudan and used as slaves.
In southern Sudan, where everything was destroyed due to 20 years of civil war, 9-year-old Abouk and 15-year-old Machiek were abducted and taken as slaves. This animated documentary shows the interview with these two children after they were liberated and brings their hesitant answers, the interviewers, an interpreter, and the atmosphere around them onto the screen. With an intention to convey what the children really feel, the director doesn’t edit anything and include all the gestures, dithering attitudes, and accidental sounds of cough or microphone tests and presents it to the audience untouched. The film, after all, questions what the ethical attitude means in a documentary. (CHO Hye-young)
David ARONOWITSCHDavid ARONOWITSCH
David ARONOWITSCH (born in Stockholm, 1964) studied directing at the Polish National Film School in Lodz. Gömd/Hidden (2002), Stockholm-75 (2003).
Hanna HEILBORNHanna HEILBORN
Hanna HEILBORN was educated at New York Film School and Sweden’s Institute of Drama. She works as a director, scriptwriter and animation instructor with a documentary base.