Film-Maker, York-Fabian Raabe, has taken his film,Children of Sodom which was shot in Ghana to the Cannes Film Festival in France and Chris-Vincent A. Febiri of Ghanacelebrities.com caught up with the German film-maker at the festival.
Already, the short film has been taken to over 26 film festivals around the world and it has received great reception due to its artistic nature—and the touching story behind it.
Children of Sodom takes a special conceptual approach into the lives of two street children in Agbobloshie, Accra, to showcase what a normal day looks like for these children. The documentary separates the cinematic experience from its informative nature.
There are between 30,000 and 50,000 street children living at Agbogbloshie and these children who are full of energy know of nothing beyond struggling to live each day—with the hope of making it to the next.
Domestic violence, abandonment, death of parents or the hope for a better life are reasons, why they come to Agbobloshie and in order to survive, the children take on several duties, including collecting and sorting rubbish, begging or carrying goods across the market.
Due to the hazardous living conditions in Agbogbloshie, it received the nickname “Sodom and Gomorrah”. It is the lives of these children who have no voice and future—who society seems to have forgotten about that the German film-maker, York-Fabian Raabe decided to consider in Children of Sodom.
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