Director: Madli Lääne
Country: Germany
Year of production: 2012
Duration: 12 min
  • Children's rights
  • Educational rights
  • Students
  • Institutions of the state penitentiary system of Ukraine
  • Teachers
  • Pupils
  • Employees of penitentiary system
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Vele is 19 years old and all she wants is to learn how to read and write – to keep up with her seven-year-old daughter. After the endless years of the Liberian civil war, her ability to sign her own name means the next big step towards independence – away from the painful past, into a brighter future.

Madli Lääne

Freelance documentary film-maker from Estonia. Her documentary Ready! Steady! Go! won the award for Best Estonian Short Film in 2007. Madli also works as an editor on both documentaries and fiction. She has a MA in Film Art from the Baltic Film and Media School, where she is now working as an editing lecturer. Madli has studied documentary film-making in Cuba (EICTV) and film editing in Germany (IFS).

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