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When fleeing from the oppression of the communist regime in Vietnam, eight-year-old Ngoc managed to survive alone on a boat odyssey for three weeks. Thanks to an Austrian family who already had four small children of their own, he managed to completely integrate into Austrian society and grew up to become a renowned TCM doctor. Forty years later he decides to give medical aid to arriving boat refugees on the island of Lesbos. There he realises that his own destiny is repeated in the fate of this new generation of refugees. Intent on finding peace, together with his 12-year-old son Kai he embarks on a difficult journey into his own past.

Natalie Halla
Natalie Halla was born in Linz in 1975. She studied law and translation and learned the tools for documentary film making as an autodidact. Since 2010 she has been the producer, script writer and director of several award winning feature-length documentaries, mainly focussing on humanitarian and social issues.

Film Selection: Nowhere (2018, doc) - Life in Four Elements (2017, doc) – Wurzelkinder (Children of the Forest, 2015, doc) - Ein Spiel der Gene (The Heir Of Liszt, 2014, doc) - Separated (2012, doc, CE'13) - Gaelle (2011, doc)

Local Artists 2019

Natalie Halla

Austria 2018
61 minutes

Teemu Liakka, Natalie Halla
Natalie Halla
Michael Andreas Haeringer
Ngoc Levan, Kai Levan, Verena Levan
Natalie Halla



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Natalie Halla

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