Scene from the film Imagining Emanuel
Scene from the film Imagining Emanuel
Scene from the film Imagining Emanuel
Scene from the film Imagining Emanuel
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Imagining Emanuel

  • Norway
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Who are you without ID?
Emanuel came to Norway in 2003 and claims to be from Liberia. Norwegian authorities believe he is from Ghana. Twice he was sent “back”, only to be rejected by the Ghanaian authorities and returned to Norway. Without permission to stay and no legal possibility to leave, Emanuel’s life is put on hold. Will he be able to prove who he really is?

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  • Original title
    Imagining Emanuel
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Thomas A. Østbye
  • DOP
    Øystein Mamen, Jon Christian, Simensen
  • Editing
    Thomas A. Østbye
  • Music
    Raymond Enoksen
  • Sound
    Gunn Tove, Grønsberg
  • Duration
    52 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Norway
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Medieoperatørene TV AS and Thomas A. Østbye Plymserafin
  • Festivals
    • Hot Docs Toronto 2011
    • Eurodok European Documentary FF Oslo 2011
    • Nordisk Panorama Aarhus 2011 (Honorable Mention in Nordic Doc Competition)
    • European FF for documentaries dokumentART Neubrandenburg and Szczecin 2011 (The Award of the Marshall of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship)
    • cph:dox Copenhagen 2011 (NORDIC:DOX Award) 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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