Coal Heap Kids

  • Director – Frédéric Brunnquell
  • Producer – Anne Gintzburger
  • Cinematography – Frédéric Brunnquell
  • Sound – Marc Soupa
  • Editing – Laure Matthey
  • Script – Frédéric Brunnquell, Anne Gintzburger
  • Duration – 52 min.
  • Year –  2016
  • Country – France


A moving film on the loss of childhood innocence and coming of age in a deprived European community. Fifteen-year-old Loïc and his ten-year-old brother Théo live in the French former mining town of Lens. Surrounded by poverty and unemployment, Loïc has stopped going to school. While his teachers try to encourage him, his mother Patricia struggles to hold the family together. A reflection on the devastating effects of poverty and finding hope in the most unlikely of places.

Screening on: 7 May / 17:00 / Amirani 2

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