A film by Eleni Alexandrakis
98 minutes / Documentary / 2022


From the Greek civil war to the war in Afghanistan, from the Franco years to the Covid years, from the French Island of Reunion to Siberia, many children have been violently uprooted from their natural environment for political reasons.
Through their testimonies, terrible and often unknown aspects of history emerge.

Seven stories of uprootings. Seven confessions.
A journey in space and time of ruthless politics…

This documentary deals with testimonies of people who, as children, were uprooted from their natural environment in different countries and at different times, from 1940 to 2021. Men and women from Spain, Greece, the former Soviet Union, the French island of Réunion and Afghanistan confide how they found themselves unwillingly uprooted from their homes, their families, and their countries, supposedly for their protection but mainly to be exploited. They tell about how they were displaced and confined, and about the political interests that were served by this violation of their lives. They share the pain of the loss of the life they were originally meant to live and the loss of their identity…

Participants in order of appearance : Myrto Manda, Giannis Atzakas, Sifis Zachariadis, Maria Mercedes Bueno Morales, Enrique Olivert, Jean Philippe Jean Marie, Rezwana Sekandari.

Directed by Eleni Alexandrakis / Script: Eleni Alexandrakis & Jonathan Arnoult / Photography: Dionysis Efthimiopoulos / Sound: Nikos Papadimitriou / Music: Jonathan Arnoult / Editing: Vangelis Katsaros

Produced by Pomegranate Films in coproduction with Perspective Films
With the support of the Greek Film Center (Special Program Covid 19)
With the kind support of the Greek Film Archive

Distribution Greece: Feelgood Entertainment