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Dorottya Zurbó – Easy Lessons #TIFF18

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A Somalian refugee teenage girl adapts to life in Hungary.

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9 min. and 33 sec.

PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Dorottya Zurbó, director of the film Easy Lessons.

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Filmmaker Dorottya Zurbó talks with FRED about her new documentary, Easy Lesson, about a Somalian teenage refugee as she adapts to life in Hungary. The film was screened at the 2019 Transilvania International Film Festival in Cluj, Romania. Zurbó talks about meeting her protagonist, whose name is Kafia, and provides us with an overview of her trials and tribulations within the film. She also discusses such topics as the camera as a tool for interaction between filmmaker and protagonist of the film, i.e. as a means for communication.

Easy Lessons: Easy Lessons is the poetic journey of Kafiya, a beautiful girl who on the brink of adulthood breaks up with everything she grew up with in Somalia. Cultural values, taboos and dogmas fall apart in the most casual situations as she tries to adapt to a new life in Europe, Hungary. Her Mum helped her escape her fate, but how can Kafiya explain the changes she lives through to her most loved one? She wants to do it for a sense of duty, but how… This inner struggle becomes the film itself and maybe the only possible form of confession.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Dorottya Zurbó
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Easy Lessons
  • Festival section
    Hungarian Day
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