Imagining Emanuel

Imagining Emanuel

Who are you without ID?
Emanuel came to Norway in 2003 and claims to be from Liberia. Norwegian authorities believe he is from Ghana. Twice he was sent “back”, only to be rejected by the Ghanaian authorities and returned to Norway. Without permission to stay and no legal possibility to leave, Emanuel’s life is put on hold. Will he be able to prove who he really is?

Trailer

Details

Country of Production
Norway

Year of Production
2011

Format
HDCam, Digi Beta Pal

Length
52 min

Director
Thomas A. Østbye

Production
Medieoperatørene TV AS and Thomas A. Østbye Plymserafin

Original Language
Norwegian

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

Hot Docs Toronto 2011
Eurodok European Documentary FF Oslo 2011
Nordisk Panorama Aarhus 2011 (Honorable Mention in Nordic Doc Competition)
European FF for documentaries dokumentART Neubrandenburg and Szczecin 2011 (The Award of the Marshall of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship)
cph:dox Copenhagen 2011 (NORDIC:DOX Award)