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Almost Adult

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Synopsis

Almost Adult is the story of two teenage girls who come from different countries and speak different languages but still become each other's family.

The two girls meet at a bus station in Birmingham after arriving in the UK as unaccompanied minors in search of asylum. Mamie, the elder of the two, takes Shiku under her wing. In doing so, she resolves to be the younger girl's big sister.

The girls try to adjust to their new lives. Many things seem strange and alarming to them. Shiku in particular is having real difficulty fitting in with her new family.

She is suffering from the after affects of the loss of her family back home and the traumatic things that happened to her on her journey to the UK. No one can properly understand what she has been through. No one but Mamie.

Details

Year
2007
Type of film
Features
Running Time
75 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Yousaf Ali Khan
Producer
Lee Thomas, Bernd Hellthaler, Andy Porter
Co-Producer
Lee Thomas, Bernd Hellthaler, Andy Porter
Editor
Kristina Hetherington
Screenwriter
Rona Munro
Director of Photography
David Katznelson
Production Designer
John Ellis
Sound
Ian Richardson
Music
Nick Bicat
Principal Cast
Victoire Milandu, Ann Warungu, Annette Badland

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Production Company

Parallax East Ltd
Victoria Chambers
St. Runwald Street
Colchester CO1 1HF
UK

T +44 (0)12 0657 4909

info@almostadult.co.uk

Sales
Company

Beyond Films
41-42 Berners Street
London W1T 3NB
UK

T+44 (0)20 7323 3377
F+44 (0)20 7580 6479

films@beyond.com.au
http://www.beyond.com.au