Eefje Blankevoort, Els Van Driel | NL | 2021 | 90 min | Arabic, English
They call it "The Game." Every day, children and young people try to cross the border into Europe. For protection and a better life, they left behind their families and their country. Now they travel through a bizarre shadowy realm: a world of minefields, bears, raging rivers, smugglers, and border guards. Their dangerous journey often takes months or even years. In the process, the young people risk their lives. Along the way, they quickly grow up. SHADOW GAME gives an intimate, first-hand look at their reality. A hard-hitting film that weaves the experiences of many young refugees into a modern odyssey.