|This is the story of a family seeking refuge in flight. About children who are the innocent victims of war and political unrest. Children who, at a young age, are confronted with death, violence, suspense, fear and the loss of loved ones. Instead of playing and learning, their lives centre on fleeing, going into hiding and trying to survive. They carry these experiences with them for the rest of their lives.
CHILDREN SEEKING REFUGE IN FLIGHT
The bersiap in Semarang
This story is based on true events. For reasons of privacy all the names are invented. It is not so much about these children specifically but rather about the many thousands of other children they represent during World War II and the bersiap in the former Dutch East Indies. And for the millions of children in conflict regions all over the world who, in past decades, have been denied a safe environment to live and play in because of acts of war and political unrest.
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