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Too Far Away

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Feature Germany | New York Premiere
Live Action, Sarah Winkenstette; 2019, 89 min

Recommended ages: 8+
In German, with English subtitles

Eleven-year-old Ben loves his hometown, especially his soccer club, where he practices for hours each day. When he and his neighbors are forced to move, he struggles to fit in at a new school. Another newcomer, Tariq, an ace soccer player from Syria, adds to Ben’s challenges, but the two competitors might discover there’s more to be gained together in this thoughtful reflection on friendship, teamwork, and belonging.


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