I Am Kuba

( Germany, Norway, Poland / 2014 )
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I am Kuba
When the family business goes bankrupt, Kuba and Mikołaj's parents are forced to leave Poland to find work abroad. "I am Kuba" is a coming-of-age film about the twelve-year-old Kuba who must take care of his eight-year-old brother while his parents are away. As times goes by, Kuba becomes a teenager and rejects the big responsibility on his young shoulders. His family is forced to make a life changing decision.
It is estimated that in Poland alone more than 100,000 children are left by their parents who are forced to work abroad.
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Formats: Digital Copy, DVD
Running Time: 58 min.
Theme: Children, Education, Family, Globalization, Immigration and Migration, Personal Story, Poverty, Society see all »
Language(s): Polish
Subtitles: English
Director(s): Ase Svenheim Drivenes
Producer(s): Anita REHOFF LARSEN, Tone GRØTTJORD see all »
Cinematographer: Michal Jarosiński, Jacek see all »
Editor(s): Robert STENGÅRD
Excluded regions: Netherlands, Norway, Poland
I Am Kuba

awards & accolades

  • Nordic/Docs - Award for Best Nordic Documentary Medium Length
  • TROMSØ Film Festival - TROMSØ PALM AWARD

Festival participation

  • Nordic/Docs
  • TROMSØ Film Festival
  • Docudays UA
  • Lübeck Nordic Film Days
  • Göteborg International Film Festival
  • Eurodok (Norway)
  • Docs Against Gravity Film Festival (Poland)
  • Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival
  • Dok Leipzig Special screening
  • Lübeck Nordic Film Days

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Production Company: SANT & USANT
Distribution Company: CAT&Docs

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