Feature Film "My Small Land"
Emma Kawawada’s debut feature!
Co-financed and produced by AOI Pro.
2022 the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival - Amnesty International Film Award Special Mention
For Sarya (17), a Kurdish refugee girl in Japan, life seems to be looking up; her grades at school are enough to pursue college, she’s surrounded with good friends and her relationship with Sota is becoming special. Sarya’s life gets turned upside down, however, when she learns that her family’s refugee status is turned down, restricting her family from work and traveling across the city. Her father, who had continued to work to sustain a living, is taken into custody for illegal employment. Sarya is now suddenly forced into a situation where she is responsible not only for her younger siblings but for her very existence.
|Released||May 6, 2022|
|Cast||Lina Arashi (First feature), Daiken Okudaira|
|Screenwriter / Director||Emma Kawawada|
|Music||ROTH BART BARON "N e w M o r n i n g"|
|URL||Official Website (Japanese)|
|Staff||Producer: Megumi Banse(AOI Pro.)|
Associate Producer: Eiichi Ohkoba(AOI Pro.)
Assistant Producer: Kazunobu Torigoe(AOI Pro.)
Casting: Mayumi Mori(AOI Pro.)
Casting assistant: Azumi Matsumoto(AOI Pro.)
- 2022 Amnesty International Film Award：<Special Mention>
- 2022 the 42nd Hawaii International Film Festival：Kau Ka Hōkū Award：<Honorable Mention>