Ajyal Youth Film Series - The Kid and The Clown - complimentary screening

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Event Details

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3 October / 5:00 pm

About the event


Directed by:Ida Grøn

Country: Denmark

Genre: Documentary

Runtime: 53 mins

Year: 2011

Language: Danish with English and Arabic subtitles

Rating: G

Venue : Katara building 16

 Film Synopsis:

Angus works two days a week in the children's oncology department of Skejby Sygehus, one of the largest academic hospitals in Denmark. He is neither nurse nor doctor; Angus is  a clown. He tries to get the children laughing, immersed as they are in a world of injections, drips and chemo treatments. One of these children is six-year-old Tobias. While the youngster struggles with cancer, Angus battles against the fear and despair that strikes many children and their families over the course of intensive treatment. While he is convinced that humour increases the chance of the treatment's success, Angus also acknowledges that the young patients are absolutely alone in confronting with their life-threatening disease.