Mette Korsgaard / Denmark / 2023 / 71 min / World Premiere
The first two years in Denmark’s only crisis centre for young people under 18. Joannahuset gives vulnerable young people a temporary home and a helping hand in the fight against a bureaucracy that doesn’t always listen to them.
‘Bravehearts’ is the story of children and young people who seek help and shelter at Denmark’s only crisis centre for children under 18. Many are homeless, some say they have fled domestic violence or other abuse and unsustainable situations. They ask for help to get away and want more than anything a safe place to live. What they have in common is that they do not feel heard by the authorities. The founder of the shelter, Jette Wilhelmsen, and her staff welcome the young people, give them shelter and support them to engage with the authorities and make sure they are helped with their rights.