Dreaming of Denmark

After fleeing his native country of Afghanistan at just 15, Wasiullah has spent his adolescent years in Denmark, relishing in teenage antics but also nervously awaiting acceptance for permanent residency. Denmark provides support for unaccompanied child refugees such as Wasi and his friends, but only until they reach 18. Then, they are on their own. Michael Graversen’s eye-opening film investigates what happens to the many refugee children who disappear from asylum centers year after year when their application for asylum is rejected. It provides brutally honest depictions of the transience, isolation and frightening uncertainty they face.


Event: Screening

Director: Michael Graversen

Year: 2015

Country: Denmark

Date: Sunday 23 October

Time: 4.15pm

Location: CCA Cinema