The Lion and the Brave Mouse

Original Title: De leeuw en de dappere muis
Direction: Els van Driel
Production: Anouk Donker
Photography: Jaap Veldhoen
Edition: Francesco Indaco
Country: Netherlands
Year: 2014
Duration: 20′
Language: Dutch, Arab
Web: elsvandriel.nl
National Premiere

Synopsis

Few months ago, the home of nine-year-old Nora was destroyed in Syria by a missile. She and her family fled and left everything behind. When they finally arrived in Jordan, Nora was terrified. Now she dares to dream again. Her future art academy will be called «Art Forever» and Nora will be its headmaster in peaceful Syria.

Schedule

Sunday 14 | 12:00 | Docs a la Plaça
Sunday 21 | 12:00 | Docs a la Plaça

Els van Driel (Netherlands, 1976) studied art history and social-cultural theology at the University of Amsterdam. She worked for almost thirteen years for Ikon, where she learned the skills and crafts of television and documentary making. As an independent journalist and director her interests go out to religion/interreligious conflicts, human and children’s rights, and refugees and asylum policies.

  • The Lion and the Brave Mouse (2014)
  • How Ky Turned Into Niels (2014)
  • Gabriel verslaat het WK (2014)
  • DocsMX
  • Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños (…y no tan Niños)
  • TIFF Kids
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Derechos Humanos Buenos Aires
  • International Documentary Film Festival Flahertiana
  • One World
  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival
  • Uppsala International Short Film Festival
  • Dokkino / DocPoint
  • KINOdiseea
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