Kalamata ShortDocs

Creative Documentary Center
The film is available for a certain number of online screenings during the festival.

Gods of Molenbeek

The Molenbeek district of Brussels. A believed jihadi capital to some but familiar home to the 6-year-old boys Aatos and Amine. This is where they listen to spiders, discover black holes and quarrel over who gets to command the flying carpet that is to take them to the lands of their ancestors. They live in the same building yet come from different worlds. The threat of the adult’s world suddenly interrupts the children’s play as terrorist bombs explode in a metro station nearby. Bedtime stories now evoke images of violence and even friendship is put on trial until an expected twist reshapes their lives for good. 

  • Writers: Reetta Huhtanen
  • Producers: Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen, Zone2 Pictures Oy
  • Cinematographer / DOP: Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen
  • Editor: Jamin Benazzouz
  • Credits:
    • Director and writer: Reetta Huhtanen
    • Producer: Iris Pakulla, Hanne Phlypo, Alex Tondowski, Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen
    • Music by: Tuomas Nikkinen, Cassis Birgit Staudt
    • Cinematography by: Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen
    • Editing by: Jamin Benazzouz
    • Sound Department: Bert Aerts, Senjan Jansen
    • Editorial Department: Niels Christensen, Bertrand Conard
  • Awards
    • FEST New Directors/New Films Festival 2019 at Golden Lynx Best Documentary Feature
    • Audience Award New finnish films, Critic's Choice Award at Helsinki DocPoint Film Festival 2019
    • Jussi Best Documentary Film (Paras dokumenttielokuva) at Jussi Awards 2020
    • Moral Approach Award Best moral approach in a film, Young Onion Best Newcomers Film at MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival 2019
    • Special Mention A Different Tomorrow at Reykjavik International Film Festival 2019
    • Church Media Foundation Prize, The Special Mention of the National Competition at Tampere International Short Film Festival 2019


    *Data is limited to before submission to PelDocFest


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