Homebound is a survival story set in one of the world´s biggest refugee camps. A bus waiting to forcefully return refugees to their country of origin. One of the passengers, Xidig, 8, is exited to go home, but his brother Salim, 12, knows that a war- torn and dangerous place is no one´s homeland.

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Title

Homebound

Original Title

Kotimatka

Production Year

2019

Genre

Fiction short film

Length

19 min

Language

Swahili, English

Co-Producer

ELO film school

Cast

Mahad Dasar

Amir Dasar

Melissa Haiden

Saidi Ndayishoimiye

Awesu Geedow

Billings Siwila

Crew

Scriptwriter

Ilona Ahti

Director

Marika Harjusaari

Producer

Paria Eskandari

Line-Producer

Akin Alaka

DOP

Antti Ahokoivu

Sound designer

Jani Nikander

Production designer

Heidi Jokinen

Costume designer

Mimosa Kuusimäki

Editor

Stina Uusitalo

Music by

Sarah Palu & Matias Tyni

Awards

Best Student film, The Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund 2019

Best Student film, Tampere Film Festival 2020

 

Festivals

The Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund, Norway 2019

Knysna Film Festival, South-Africa 2019

Schlingel – International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience, Germany 2019

Tampere Film Festival, Finland 2020

Amandus – Lillehammer International Student Film Festival, Norway 2020

Sehsüchte – International Studen Film Festival, Germany 2020

 

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