Short Fiction Film: The Chicken

Germany / Croatia
15 Min / DCP, color

Director & Script: Una Gunjak (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Producer: Jelena Goldbach (Germany)
Co-Procucer: Sinisa Juricic (Croatia)

Titel: The Chicken
Genre: Short Fiction

As a present for her 6th birthday, Selma gets a live chicken. When she realizes the animal is going to be killed to feed the family, she decides to save it and set it free, unaware of the high stakes such action will lead to. While trying to bring back the missing chicken, Selma's mum becomes a target of a sniper shoot.

Jury statement:
A project that speaks straight forward about how a child can become an adult in a single day. It was charming us by the effective & strong emotional way in which a very sensitive issue was put on paper.

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