Production: DK 2015
“At Home in the World” is an intimate depiction of the everyday lives of five refugee children in a Danish Red Cross asylum school. All of different backgrounds, their families had fled to Denmark. Few are granted residency and go on to become part of Danish society; the rejected are sent back to their country of origin. Some continue their lives on the run, fleeing the atrocities of their homeland. Over the course of a year, we follow the children in an ever-changing environment. It is hard to create any bonds and the atmosphere is often tense, as the kids struggle with traumatic pasts. The teacher, Dorte, tries to create some security at the school. Earnestly engaged, she becomes close with the children and fights to bring out the best in them – so they can create a new home in the world.