Netherlands, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Romania | 2023 | 61 min

Recommended age 14+

The film is a sequel to the award-winning Shadow Game. In The Mind Game, one of the main characters from Shadow Game, becomes co-director and takes a voice with the filmmakers to tell us what happens to unaccompanied minors who manage to cross the borders of Europe, thus arriving at their destination. In fact, at the age of 14, Sajid Khan Nasiri fled Afghanistan on his own and after a two-year journey full of dangers, difficulties, and suffering - painstakingly documented through his cell phone camera - he arrives in Belgium, where he applies for asylum. We discover with him that his odyssey is not over but continues in the labyrinths and contradictions of European reception policies. Will he be able to obtain asylum and finally begin to build his future? In the meantime, his words are being questioned, his position is hanging in the balance, in the hands of a cold and twisted bureaucracy that, as in a sadistic game, puts a strain on the mind and psychological state of those who face it. (s.b.)

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 12 Nov 2023
  • Time: 9:00


PARC - Performing Arts Research Centre
PARC - Piazzale delle Cascine 4/5/7 50144 Florence (FI)
Eefje Blankevoort, Sajid Khan Nasiri, Els van Driel


Eefje Blankevoort, Sajid Khan Nasiri, Els van Driel

Eefje Blankevoort is journalist and director. She is co-founder and director of documentary production agency Prospektor. Els van Driel is a crossmedia journalist and director. She worked for the Dutch public broadcaster IKON where she directed many documentaries. Sajid Khan Nasiri is an Afghan student in Antwerp, Belgium. He fled Afghanistan at the age of 15 and his journey to Europe took over two years. Nasiri gained recognition through the documentary Shadow Game (2021) and his advocacy for the rights of refugee children. The Mind Game (2023) is his first film as co-director.

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