Bananas Kids

2009 / Czech Republic / 63min

The main theme is based on comparisons of life stories of several child heroes, or several Vietnamese families settled in the Czech Republic. Whereas the adults spend most of their time working, speak badly Czech and feel homesick, their kids learn Czech at school, become accustomed to Czech environment more quickly, speak Czech better than Vietnamese and have only a weak relation to their country. Vietnamese kids then begin a common part of children collective in the Czech Republic. In general the film mainly shows a life of people from two very different cultures and the pace of assimilation processes with an emphasis on expressing the differences in traditional ways of family common life and comparing value scales.


  • Original title
    Banánové děti
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Šárka Martínková, Katarína Geyerová Buchanan, Martin Ryšavý
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Jan Procházka, Martin Ryšavý
  • Editing
    Katarína Geyerová Buchanan
  • Music
  • Sound
    Hana Daňková, Jan Čeněk
  • Duration
    63 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
  • Subtitles
    ENG, VIE
  • Production
    MILD production c/o Grant-Produkce
    U družstva Život 30
    140 00 Praha 4
    Czech Republic
    tel: +420 261 090 353
    cell: +420 602 626 474
    fax: +420 261 090 358
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