KARLA´S ARRIVAL documentary Spanien, 2010 DVD, 90 Min. (OmeU) by Koen Suidgeest
followedby a discussion
6. December 2011 Schikaneder
For eight years now, 19-year-old Sujeylin has been living on the streets and living off her wheeling-and-dealing boyfriend's hand-outs and the NGO's peppering the city of Managua, Nicaragua. She doesn't expect the arrival of her baby to change much in her own life, yet she never imagined the scope of the immediate challenges and dangers facing her young daughter. Karla's Arrival takes its audience on the intense personal journey of a young woman's venture into motherhood under extreme circumstances. Narrated by the protagonist herself and told with gracious intimacy, the film offers a story full of hope, covering a universal issue few have been exposed to before.
Second Best National Documentary (Documentamadrid, Spain, 2011)