The documentary Free as a Bird continues the story of Like Birds in a Cage, in which we meet the 9-year-old orphaned girl, Ivana. The now fifteen-year-old Ivana, who lost almost her entire family during the war in Bosnia, except for her brother and has now been granted asylum in the United Kingdom with her brother and the family they met at a refugee camp in Croatia. The film reveals the difficulties Ivana meet as a foreign girl in a foreign country, and her irrepressible determination to concentrate on the future, to make up for the childhood she lost - and what she has achieved so far. Free as a Bird concludes the trilogy on Children of War, that portrays the fates of children of war in an important period of modern history. See also Like Birds in a Cage and War is not for Children.
Directed by Lizzi Weischenfeldt.
Broadcast on TV 2. Duration 50 min.
The Danish Film Institute
Sfinx Film/TV ApS
To be borrowed at Danish libraries