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Foto: CAT&Docs
Foto: CAT&Docs
Foto: CAT&Docs
Foto: CAT&Docs

Screening at the Cinema Bad Saarow

DI is a 13-year-old girl living in a North Vietnamese village. She is lucky to be one of the first generation of children to have access to education, but she must convince her parents that studying is not a waste of time and money. She would otherwise be trapped in the village all her life, “just like a frog in a well”.

DI belongs to the Hmong ethnic minority, where women traditionally marry from the age of 12. In this society, marriage is associated with a controversial and dangerous tradition: “bride kidnapping”. When a boy is interested in a girl, he organises her abduction before forcing her into his own home.

“Children of the Mist” is a documentary about the conflict between tradition and self-determination. Director Dien Ha Le received the Best Director Award at Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.

Film discussion afterwards!

FSK 6 (limited release according to JuSchG)




  • Credits

    Vietnam 2021

    Length: 92 min

    Director: Hà Lệ Diễm

    Screenplay: Hà Lệ Diễm

    Camera: Hà Lệ Diễm

    Version: Original with German subtitles