Along the Road Little Child
Abdi (15), Nasteho (11), and Bisharo (9) are refugees of the civil war in Somalia. In the woods outside their suburban block of flats, they meet a Finnish girl Julia (13) and her younger siblings. They all are ordinary children but outcasts in their own way. The games they play reflect the clashes of Western and Islamic cultures, but the question of God or Allah is far less important than keeping the gang together. The film is a story of the security and grace that people receive from each other.
Directors: Susanna Helke & Virpi Suutari; Production: Kinotar Oy.
Organisation: City of Women; Co-organization: Kinodvor.