How Do You Spell Home?
World premiere: IDFA 2023 / Luminous
‘Juneco’ is a community centre in Belgium that provides shelter and guides 15 minor refugees until they're 18 years old. In this multicultural hub the youngsters integrate and grow up without their families and friendships are made. Helen and Dalina , two Eritrean girls, share the same mother tongue, Tigrinya. They find comfort in each other while sharing stories, religion, songs and uncertainties. Helen, who’s in the procedure of family reunion, tries to stay positive and continues to develop her own identity. She is unsure what will happen once her family, who she has not seen in 6 years, arrives in Belgium. As they integrate in their new country and grow up without their families, How Do You Spell Home? looks at their search for a sense of home away from home.
A FILM BY Louisiana Mees-Fongang | Belgium | 2023 | 86'