SHADOW GAME – Expressions of Humanity, Luxembourg

SHADOW GAME – Expressions of Humanity, Luxembourg

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.

Event information

Date & Place

Tuesday, 15th March, 2022, 18h30 – Rotondes, Luxembourg

Covid-Check event

Please read about current measures at Rotondes, HERE

The event is FREE, please REGISTER, HERE.


Screening & Discussion 

Shadow Game – A journey through the dark side of Europe

The Netherlands, 2021 | 90 min. | VO with EN subtitles – co-produced by Witfilm, KRO-NCRV and Prospektor

The screening will be followed by a discussion in English and French.

Join the screening and the discussion: What can we do? There are things you can do, we can all do, to help improve the situations for minor refugees on the road.



Time For Equality and the Rotondes, in collaboration with Passerell asbl, RYSE Luxembourg, WISE, Finkapé RAL.


More information

Find out more on the project website: Shadow Game

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