Finding Home


FINDING HOME is a short animated documentary, which tells the personal story of Antonia Jardenia da Silva from Brazil: a climate refugee forced to move from her home village to the big city in order to take care of her newborn baby as it struggles with microcephaly.

The film follows the period of drought in Northeastern Brazil, the subsequent Zika epidemic caused by a mosquito-transmitted virus, and Jardenia’s attempts to feel like she belongs. The short is the pilot episode of the FINDING HOME series (12 x 6’) telling the stories of climate refugees from around the world and setting out to reimagine the notion of “home”. Each episode features the testimony of an actual environmental refugee uprooted from their home and forced to relocate to strange new lands, and uses the power of animation to convey raw emotion and to reveal the life-shattering effects of climate change.

Country of production

Bulgaria, France, US

Target audience

teens and adults (13+)

Production company

Iliade et Films ANIMADOCS

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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