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Be galo apsidžiaugiau, kai Raudonojo kryžiaus darbuotojas pranešė, kad Kopenhagoje mus apgyvendins laive. Sveiki atvykę į „Flotel Europa“! „Kaip gražiai vadinasi mano laivas“, – sumurmėjau po nosimi.

In 1992, a wave of refugees from the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina reached Denmark. With refugee camps completely full, the Red Cross pulled a giant ship into the canals of Copenhagen. The ship, Flotel Europa, became a temporary home for a thousand people waiting for decisions on their asylum applications. Among them was a young 12-year-old boy, Vladimir, who fled Sarajevo together with his mother and older brother. They spent two years in the limbo of Flotel Europa. Two decades later, Vladimir Tomic takes us on a journey of growing up on this ship filled with echoes of the war – and other things that make up an adolescence.


Berlin Film Festival – Peace Film Award – Honorable Mention, Tagesspiegel Readers’ Prize; International Documentary Film Festival Beldocs – Best Documentary Award; Crossing Europe Filmfestival Linz – Social Awareness Award – Best Documentary.

Vladimir Tomic

Vladimir Tomic was born in 1980 in Sarajevo. In 1993, during the time when there was a war in Bosnia and Herzegovina he and his family were living in Copenhagen, Denmark as refugees. He graduated from the Media department at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2009. While studying created several short films. Debuted as a documentary director with My Lost Generation (2009), which was partly autobiographical. In 2012 he presented film Unfinished Journeys. Now lives and works in Copenhagen.