||ALDRIG EN ABSOLUTION (NEVER AN ABSOLUTION) (Short film)
Director: Cameron B. Alyasin. DOP: Kent Smids, Composer: Leif Jordanson.
Dijo is an eleven-year-old refugee living in a Swedish orphanage. One day, a policeman appears at school, making inquiries about a murder case. Dijo is to be questioned as a witness. What neither the police, nor the teachers or even his fellow-pupils know is that Dijo is no ordinary witness. Back in Comgo, this boy took part in massacres - as a child soldier. Haunted by the horrific experiences of his childhood, Dijo longs to unburden himself of his meomories.
According to UN Report of 2004, over 300 000 children are presently soldiers in armed conflicts in over 80 Nations in the world. Most of them were kidnapped, after witnessing the slaughter of the family and village. Increasing number of those children has now begin to appear in European refugee camps, in the attempt to integrate them back into society. However the public system has often little insight into the profound burden of their horrifying past and potential deadly affects, if not adressed in time. This is such a story...
Odense International Film Festival 2005: The Juvenile Jury's Prize, International:
"The Juvenile Jury has selected the film by Cameron B. Alyasin; NEVER AN ABSOLUTION because it touches your heart. It is a seriuous film with an important message. The former child soldier Dijo reminds us about the thousands of children in the world, which childhood is affected by the war, anxiety an violence. The film has good story with strong and beautiful images. The film still present in our minds after the film has ended."
Winner of a Crystal Bear at Berlin Kinderfilmfestspeile 2006!
The film "Never an Absolution" has been nominated by the Jury for the prize "Best shnit Shortfilm 2007"