Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Chemnitz 2022

Kyona, the female protagonist, tells of the raid on her home village, the family's escape, the loss of her parents and younger siblings. Together with her brother Adriel, she embarks on an odyssey to reach the continent of freedom beyond the sea.

As a universal escape story the animated film, realised in strong and colorful hand-painted oil-on-glass images, tells a stirring and multifaceted story of flight and migration, exploitation and violence, solidarity and friendship – and of growing up.