My paper life

Vida Dena & 90' — 2022

Vida Dena’s feature documentary debut, My Paper Life, is an intimate and subtly expansive portrait of a Syrian family living in a house in Brussels that seldom leaves the confines of its four pink walls. Dena’s film focuses on the two eldest daughters, Hala and Rima and the family’s growing collection of drawings and dreams. Surrounded by sketches, the young women recall their journey and their home, their plans to study and to marry, and what other possibilities they hope this new life might have in store.

Partners :
Wild Heart Productions
Les Films du Bilboquet
Atelier Graphoui
Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF)
Brouillon d’un rêve
Scam Bourse Orange
DGD – Development Cooperation
Creative Europe MEDIA program
CBA – Centre de l’Audiovisuel à Bruxelles
Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government
Vosges television

Vida Dena
Image editor
Lenka Fillnerova
Hanne Phlypo, Eugénie Michel-Vilette Anna Van der Wee & Ellen Meiresonne

Winner Interreligious award, International Competition, Visions du Réel, Switzerland

Millenium International Documentary Film Festival

Sheffield Doc Fest

Salina Doc Fest

Festival Dei Popoli

IDFA Best of Fest

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