In this war-worn and impoverished corner of Eastern Ukraine where addiction casts a long shadow, there sits a safe haven for children temporarily removed from their parents. A House Made of Splinters follows three kids awaiting their fate— will they go back or move on to a new home?— while a group of dedicated social workers create small moments of joy and respite from childhoods all but lost. This is a poignant and deeply intimate portrait of a remarkable way station filled with care, support, and trust for a group of kids who are in desperate need of more.
Producer: Monica Hellström
Co-producers: Tobias Janson, Sami Jahnukainen, Darya Bassel, Viktoriia Khomenko
Editor: Michael Aaglund
Sound Design: Heikki Kossi, Pietu Korhorhonen, Peter Albrechtsen, Sune Kaarsberg
Production Company: Final Cut for Real