Screening: Days of Hope + Q&A
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Ditte Haarløv Johnsen.
Every year thousands of Africans leave their families behind in search of a better life in Europe. Ditte Haarløv Johnsen‘s intimate portrayal of everyday life after emigration explores the lives of three very different African immigrants, from three different places, who have embarked on a perilous journey to reach a common destination: Europe.
Harouna, a young artist from the coastal town Nouadhibou in Mauretania, West Africa, has left his wife and child in hope of safety and more opportunities for the three of them. In Italy, a group of asylum seekers live in a prison-like centre, uncertain about their futures in Europe. In Copenhagen we meet a group of people who may have reached the promised land, but live in constant search for the money that their families expect them to send home.
With rawness and dignity, Days of Hope presents personal experiences of migration and the obstacles faced by African immigrants in Europe.
Directed by Ditte Haarløv Johnsen