LIFE IS A BEACH
(22 min) Bangladesh/Denmark
[watch trailer]

Director: Jens Pedersen
Producer: Maria Stevnbak Westergren

Description:
11-year-old Javed from Bangladesh hasn't attended school in years and dreams of becoming a professional surfer.

Biography:
Jens Pedersen is educated from Roskilde University and San Francisco State University. Pedersen has directed a number of documentary films, among others the series Faith Hope Afghanistan and Kids on the Silk Road. An episode from Faith Hope Afghanistan won the Audience Award and the Award for Best Documentary at BUSTER Film Festival in 2014, and both series have had several episodes selected for a number of festivals such as IDFA.

Maria Stevnbak Westergren career in the film business started in 2001 working as a backpacker at a bar in Darwin where a jug of free beer started a 3 month journey at sea from Australia to Indonesia, meeting pirates on the international documentary project Kijana 5 Lost at Sea. Since then, documentary film making has flourished into also producing animation and fiction for Toolbox Film.

Contact Information:
e: stephanie@autlookfilms.com
w: http://pedersenogco.dk/


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