Director & Producer: Antonis Tolakis

2013 | 32 min
Languages: Farsi, Greek
Subtitles: English

I’ve been here about two years, and it feels like twenty have passed.” Among a group of children surviving on the streets of Athens is Sayid, a twelve-year old boy, who works all day selling sunflower seeds in the city’s suburban parks. He wants to leave for Northern Europe to go to school and to have a decent job when he grows up. But how fast does a child grow? Sayid is trapped in Greece, a country plagued by a financial crisis, increasing unemployment, rampant xenophobia, and racist violence.

Finalist, Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA 2014)
Special Mention for Best Documentary, Sole Luna International Mediterranean Doc Festival
Official Selection, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
Official Selection, Pärnu International Documentary Film Festival
Nominee, Best Documentary for Children Award
Official Selection, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
Honorable Mention, Ionian International Digital Film Festival
Second Prize for Best Documentary, Olympia International Film Festival
Official Selection, Environmental Film Festival, FIFE
Official Selection, Go Short International Short Film Festival

Sunflower Seeds Film