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Film Info
Section:Family Films
World Cinema
Mind the Gap
Running Time:90 min.
Director:Frederike Migom
Producer:Katleen Goossens
Screenwriter:Frederike Migom
Cinematographer:Joachim Philippe
Cast:Bebel Tshiani Baloji
Mo Bakker
Joke Devynck
Frank Dierens
Print Source:LevelK
Note Writer:Deanna Quinones


Screening note: This digital screening is available to view between 12:01am PT on Friday, October 9, and 11:59pm PT on Sunday, October 18, and is available to ticket buyers and passholders within the United States.


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Helloooooo, world—meet Binti!! She is a 12-year-old vlogger celebrating her 1,000th YouTube subscriber and ready to take the internet by storm. Binti and her Congolese father, Jovial, live in Belgium without legal documentation, trying to stay one step ahead of the law as they pursue their dreams of being artists and making a home. A chance encounter with a troubled boy, Elias, and his single mom changes the course of all their lives as Binti and Elias join forces to improve the world, starting with saving the endangered okapi… and perhaps the romantic fate of their parents as well. This award-winning debut packs a punch with an incredibly charming cast (including father and daughter actors who bring vivid warmth to the roles of Jovial and Binti), bright and energetic storytelling, and a real-world look at immigration that brings a complex issue into relatable focus for kids and adults. Age 9+

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Frederike Migom is a director, writer, and actor. After studying drama in New York, she moved to Paris to study filmmaking, working on various projects in Paris and abroad. She is now based in Brussels, where she also directed her first short film, Malakim, in 2013. Malakim was followed by Adam & Everything (2014) and Nkosi Coiffure (2015). Migom went on to direct a short documentary, Si-G, which screened at festivals all over the world. Binti is Migom’s feature debut.