Young female dancer in studio with others practicing in background.

Girl Away from Home

(Girl Away From Home)

Nastya is 13 and loves gymnastics above all else. She works hard, training as much as 4 hours a day, 5 days a week. But everything changes in an instant.

Nastya’s Kyiv-based team is training for the national championships when Russia invades Ukraine and war starts. Her family sends her and her grandmother to Germany to keep them safe. As Nastya’s forced separation from her family and friends in a foreign country goes on, her sadness increases. The only thing that can cheer her up is gymnastics. “When I was training, it was like falling into another world,” she says, gradually growing aware of what is truly important to her in this difficult life situation.

Ponrepo Cinema, Bartolomějská 11, Praha 1

Film block
TitleGirl Away from Home
Original TitleGirl Away From Home
Original LanguageCzech
Subtitles (No Subtitles)
PremiéraCzech premiere
Film typeShort documentary
Year of Production2023
Country of OriginNorway, Denmark
Length22 min.
Tags Children and Youth, Migration, Ukraine
Director Alisa Kovalenko, Simon Lereng Wilmont

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