Dir. Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne
2022, Belgium, 88 min
French and Anfrikaans with English subtitles
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the first museum in the world solely dedicated to celebrating and furthering human rights. The stories we tell put faces to human rights and highlight our shared humanity.
In Belgium today, a young boy and an adolescent girl who have traveled alone from Africa pit their invincible friendship against the difficult conditions of their exile.
Brings to light the personal stories of people relegated to the shadows of mainstream society – and the bureaucratic decisions, made with an inhuman indifference, that result in their misery.
– Richard Brody, New Yorker
Another exacting portrait of the precarity oppressed people experience trying to get ahead in life…. The Dardennes’ unflinching examination of its characters’ lives remains poignant and affecting.
– Gary M. Kramer, Salon.com