Adnan's Father tells the story of Sayid, a refugee doctor from Syria, he has just received a Danish residence permit, and is about to embark on establishing a new life in rural Denmark together with his son Adnan. At the same time as having to learn a new language, he faces the challenge of maintaining his boy’s respect, in a situation where Adnan’s adaptation seems to be going somewhat faster than his own. This film was an Oscar nominated short in 2019 and winner at Indy Shorts, Heartland, IN, USA, Nordic international film festival, NYC, USA. and nominated for best Danish short in 2018. The film has been screened at over 40 festivals around the world.
Directed by Sylvia Le Fanu.
A recorded interview with director Sylvia Le Fanu, is available in the Masterclasses section of this website. This Q&A webinar was recorded in Oct 2020 as part of our Shortcut Teachers Conference. The conversation has been split into 4 bit size masterclasses for your classroom. Sylvia discusses in detail each stage of Abu Adnan/Adnan's Father's film production. Sylvia has kindly shared her script, shot list and visual mood boards for her short film. These can be found in the worksheet section of this website.
Available March 2021
Support Powerpoint for MIA lesson plan two - part one
3. The Places of Adnan’s Father
4. The Past and the Present
Support Powerpoint for MIA lesson plan two - part two
5. The Symbolic Functions of Objects
6. The Sounds of Adnan’s Father