Ama was born on the boat from Senegal to the Netherlands, but she feels 100% Dutch. It is therefore absurd that the police want to send her family out of the country. Ama is not going to let that happen just like that and she is helped by her best friend Thijs and… by a giant porcupine, her totem animal!
This opening film of the Dutch film festival Cinekid is an imaginative thriller and refugee drama in one. The telling image of the porcupine literally and figuratively standing behind the main character enhances the emotional yet optimistic meaning.
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