• Family Drama / 90 min / Denmark / 2010
Synopsis

The film follows Simon, 11, a black adopted boy and soccer enthusiast, who travels back to Kenya with his Danish mother Susanne (Connie Nielsen). Soon after arriving, Simon loses his beloved soccer ball. When he tries to find it, he gets lost in the biggest city-slum in Africa. Dressed in trendy shoes and fancy clothes he clearly stands out, but after he gets mugged he looks like any other African boy.
Distraught, Susanne announces a reward in the media. With a price on his head, Simon now must be careful in the slum alleyways to avoid the conspiring hunters he now needs all the help he can get from his new friends.

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Lost in Africa at festivals

2012:
Madrid International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Spain
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Brazil
ViewFinders: International Film Festival, Canada
Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth, Canada
New York International Children's Film Festival, US
Sehpferdchen - Filmfest für die Generationen, Germany

2011:
Nairobi EU Film Festival, Kenya
Athens Olympia International Film Festival For Children and Young People, Greece
Oulu International Children's Film Festival, Finland
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia
Cinemagic, Northern Ireland
Mumbai Golden Elephant International Children's Film Festival, India
Cinekid, Netherlands
Schlingel International Film Festival, Germany
Carrousel international du film de Rimouski, Canada
Busan International Kids’ Film Festival, South Korea
Sarajevo International Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Belize International Film Festival, Belize
Giffoni Film Festival, Italy
Munich International Film Festival, Germany
Zlin International Film Festival for Children & Youth, Czech Rep.
Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival, Norway
Open Doek Film Festival, Belgium
Malmö BUFF, Sweden
Berlin International Film Festival, Germany
Gothenburg International Film Festival, Sweden

Awards:
CIFEJ Jurypris - Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People
CIFEJ Jurypris - Oulu International Children's Film Festival
Children's Jury Prize - Cinekid
Bedste Teenage Film - Sarajevo Film Festival
Amnesty Award - Giffoni Film Festival
Distribution Prize - Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival
ECFA Prize of the best European Film - Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival
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