Scene from the film Kinders
Scene from the film Kinders
Scene from the film Kinders
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In KINDERS we accompany children and adolescents with various backgrounds throughout their difficult, confusing and funny day-to-day life and get to know their perspectives and stances. The central theme is the edgy musical education program ((superar)) founded by Caritas, Wiener Kon- zerthaus and the Vienna Boysʼ Choir in which the children are transformed from "invisible" outsi- ders into self-confident young people and learn to express their hidden potential through the power of music. The children themselves realise how their daily lives visibly change as a result of the dis- cussions that accompany the music training.

The film shows how full of obstacles and dramatic yet also how exhilarating and inspiring the path is that the children travel over the course of their education. By singing together and learning to play a musical instrument, the lives of these socially disadvantaged young people also take on an extremely surprising, vibrant and creative dimension. It is not the "functionality" but rather the un- furling of talents and their use that should be the focal point of our lives.

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  • Original title
    Kinders / CZ version
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Arash T. Riahi, Arman T. Riahi
  • DOP
    Mario Minichmayr, Arash T. Riahi, Arman T. Riahi
  • Editing
    David Arno Schwaiger
  • Sound
    Claus Benischke, Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson, Atanas Tcholakov
  • Duration
    95 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Austria
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Diagonale – Official Documentary Competition 2016, AT
    • Trieste Film Festival – Art & Sound 2017, IT
    • Sarajevo Film Festival 2017, BA
    • Filmfest Vaduz, LI 2017
    • fARAD FF 2017, RO
    • Kasseler Dokfest 2017, DE
    • Int. Exile FF Gothenborg 2017, SE
    • Olympia Int. FF 2017, GR
    • Sarajevo sur Seine FF 2018, FR
    • DokfilmFF 2018, NO
    • Lucerne Festival 2018, CH
    • DOKUart FF 2018, HR
    • Bozcaada Int. Festival of Ecology Documentary 2018, TR
    • Ciranda de Filmes 2019, BR
    • Beholders Film Festival 2019, NL
    • Eastern Neighbours Film Festival 2019, NL
  • Awards
    • Audience Award, Diagonale 2016
    • Sarajevo FF - Special Jury Award 2017 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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