100 min.




Autistic girl befriends talking boat and save the family of refugees together – and her own family too.

Czech girl Lia (7) befriends talking inflatable boat Dinghy. Only she can hear him and talk to him so her family thinks she is making things up and blames her imagination on her light autism. When on holiday in Croatia, Lia and Dinghy save family of African refugees drowning in the sea. But now Lia`s Czech family has to face not just her imagination, but their very real racial prejudices too. Kind Lia shows her family how to open their hearts to accept and help the refugees. In return, Lia and Dinghy save our Czech family from terrible storm and at the end, with their hearts finally open, even her Mom, Dad and brother can hear Dinghy talk and accept him as new member of their family.

Director’s statement
Warm, big hearted mainstream family film about acceptance of people of all mindsets and skin colors. Adventurous and fun with all the sea action with talking boat.

Director and Producer

Slávek Horák


Country of production

Czech Republic

Target audience

Family with children 5-12

Animation Technique


Production company

TVORBA films

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CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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