The short film "An Extraordinary School Day" was the result of a cooperation between StrickWärme and the Quartierverein Zürich Enge.
During the one-week workshop, the participating children received an introduction to acting and at the same time developed empathy for the subject of refugees.
Rashid Abed wrote the story based on the children's book. Sandro Fiorilli contributed the animations. Endrit Sadiku of the Quartierverein Enge not only directed the film, but also organized the film camp. Many other people from both organisations helped to implement this project.
Use for school purposes
The short film may be shown in school lessons. Please contact us via info(at)strickwaerme.ch and inform us about the intended purpose. Then we will send you the link
In order to protect the personal rights of the children who played along, only school use is permitted.
About the story
Mina, Souraya's best friend, has to leave Jordan with her family and flee to Europe. They arrive in Switzerland, where the challenges of the Swiss asylum system and the often difficult integration into a foreign society await them. The short film takes up the perspective of a young girl and shows what problems very young refugees can face. Played by children for children, the short film is ideally suited to putting oneself in the shoes of the characters.
Running time: 18 minutes
Published in: 2017