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Youth 13+: Where Am I From? & Boyz
Youth 13+: Where Am I From? & Boyz
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In Where Am I From? Nouf is repeatedly asked “where are you from?” She turns to AI for an answer. She and AI talk about the U.S., Saudi Arabia and Iraq, and the AI narrator analyses images to find an answer for her. A clever way of showing the limitations of our perception of the other, as well as the limitations of machine learning.

Boyz portrays three smart, fun, popular boys as they enjoy partying, hanging out and talking about their future. They are close friends, but will soon have to part ways as student life draws to an end. This film is refreshing in how it depicts intimate male friendships in a way we rarely see, as the friends discuss vulnerabilities, insecurity about penis size and wanting the first time to be special.

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Where Am I From?

Where Am I From?

Age section 13+ year. An incisive video essay in which the filmmaker, who emigrated to the US when she was 13, converses with AI about where she comes from. The answer is unclear. The technology also suffers from shortcomings and prejudices.
Boyz

Boyz

Age section 13+ year. A wistfully atmospheric portrait of three student best friends in Munich. During the transition from student life to mature adulthood, Maxime, Julien and Vilas discuss their thoughts and feelings with surprising candor.
IDFA Competition for Youth Documentary
The IDFA Competition for Youth Documentary offers world-class films that challenge the definition of youth documentary. Selected titles are presented for two distinct age groups: 9- to 12-year-olds, and 13-year-olds all the way to adulthood.
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And a Happy New Year

And a Happy New Year

Sebastian Mulder
Netherlands
2023
21 min
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