LIFE AHEAD OF HER
Running Time: 90'
/ Format: HD
/ Available versions: FR | EN
14-year old Elahe fled Kabul with her family in 2018. After multiple attempts to reach the island of Lesbos, they finally arrived in the chaos of the Moria camp where 25,000 migrants struggle to survive. One day, an NGO lent her a small camera and she started filming her daily life. She never stopped. The camera became her way to survive the horror of war and the wounds of exile.
The film is constructed as an intimate diary of Elahe’s long road towards freedom, narrated by her voice. She captures the emotional roller coaster of a child’s life fleeing war, endlessly documenting survival from the hell of Moria and her narrow escape from the fire that devastated the camp, to being resettled in yet another undignified and unsafe camp, the tedious transfers to unknown locations and gloomy migrant hotels, asylum requests, and hopefully ultimately permanent residency somewhere in Europe.
A film directed by Manon Loizeau
Produced by Stéphanie Lebrun, Céline Nusse
Produced by Zadig Productions, Babel Doc, Wildbird Films
French broadcaster: France Télévisions
International sales: CLPB Rights
FIFDH Geneva (2023) - Official Selection
FIGRA (2023) - International Competition