The new cooperation with Save the Children, the largest children’s aid organisation in the world, has given us an outstanding festival contribution: the touching and stifling documentary „The Distant Barking of Dogs”;.
The production by Danish director Simon Lereng Wilmont was shortlisted for the 2018/19 Oscar nominations in the category „Best Documentary”; and tells the story of ten-year-old Oleg, whose everyday life in a fought-over village in Eastern Ukraine is becoming increasingly difficult and lonely.
„420 million children are now growing up in conflict areas around the world – 420 million children who, as adults, are to shape the future,”; explains Susanna Krüger, Managing Director of Save the Children Germany. „Wilmont shows impressively in his film how the war has a disturbing effect on a child’s soul.“
Who, like little Oleg, grew up in war, would suffer the consequences for life, Krüger continued.“That’s why we say: Children have the protected right to grow up, learn and develop freely – anywhere in the world. No film could convey this more forcefully than „The Distant Barking of Dogs”.
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