Vika EvdokimenkoUSA / United Kingdom16 minutes2017ColourEnglish KurdishCanadian Premiere
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Separated from his home and family by war, 13-year-old Aamir does what he can to survive on his own in an unofficial refugee camp in Europe. Though a friendship with an aid worker becomes a reason to be hopeful, his struggles put pressure on this new bond.
Vika Evdokimenko is a graduate of Cambridge University. Her short doc Relative Madness premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and her narrative short Katya & the Scarlet Sails won the Special Jury Prize at the Canada International Film Festival and Best Short at the Fargo Fantastic Film Festival. Her online spot Find Your People for Atsby Vermouth was a finalist at the 2014 AICP Awards and shortlisted for the Porsche International Student Advertising Film Awards. Her feature The Place Behind Her Eyes (15) won Best Graduate Feature Screenplay at the Fusion Film Festival and also won the NYU Purple List. Evdokimenko attended the NYU Grad Film Program where she was mentored by Rebecca Miller and Spike Lee, and was the recipient of the Movado Exceptional Artist Prize. She is a Yaddo Colony fellow and is represented by 3 Arts Entertainment. Her latest short, Aamir (17), was nominated for the BAFTA 2018 Best British Short Film Award.