As part of the cycle “Expressions of Humanity. What kind of world do we want to live in”, Time For Equality and the Rotondes organize a screening of the prize-winning documentary by Eefje Blankenvoort and Els van Driel – SHADOW GAME – A journey through the dark side of Europe.
Everyday teenagers who have fled their war-torn countries try to cross Europe’s borders in search of protection and a better life. They travel through a shadow world we never see: a world of minefields, bears, fast-flowing rivers, smugglers and border guards. ‘The game’ is the bitterly ironic term for crossing borders that has become commonplace among these young migrants. Risking their lives, the teenagers undertake a treacherous journey that often takes months or even years. Along the way, they grow up fast.
Shadow Game is a journey through the dark side of Europe with teenage refugees as our guides. It is an experimentally filmed account of the far-reaching consequences of European asylum policy. The film was shot over a period of three years, partly by the main characters themselves on their phones.
Shadow Game is also a transmedia media project, consisting of a feature-length documentary, a web series, an adventure game and a photo series in collaboration with Cigdem Yuksel.