Home is Where You Find It

Alcides Soares's journey to find a family and make a new life in a country that has been ravaged by AIDS, is a story repeated millions of times everyday throughout Africa. In telling his story, Alcides finds an elderly woman to live with and, unexpectedly, is reunited with his younger brother whom he hasn't seen in ten years. AIDS tears families apart, but the resilience of children like Alcides can make new families out of tragedy.

Alcides Soares
AMF in partnership with Venice Arts is happy to announce that Mozambican teenager Alcides Soares' documentary short about being orphaned by AIDS has been accepted in to four festivals this year: AFI Silver Docs (Washington, D.C.), Human Rights Watch Film Festival (New York), Globians (Berlin), and Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Produced by ByKids, with the collaboration and support of Venice Arts, the film was shot in Mozambique in 2007 during The House Is Small But The Welcome Is Big: Mozambique. Watch the 4-minute trailer to this moving documentary short, which includes many of the beautiful photographs. It tells the story of Alcides and his friends as they come to terms with the loss of their parents and seek to create new family bonds-sometimes with other children, sometimes with caring adults willing to take them in.

Movie Trailer Trailer by BYKid
Notes from the Field (BYKid)
Onterview with Alcides, directed by Danny Casale (YouTube)
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The House is Small but the Welcome is Big BYKids

Rhode Island International Film Festival
Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
Globians Doc Fest - Berlin
International Film Festival - South Africa