Institute History


Ibadeta and Djeneta Demiri have been in a coma for several years, victims of the “syndrome of
resignation”. Traumatized, their bodies mysteriously stopped working. In central Sweden, the whole family
is still trying to rebuild a normal life, far from their native Kosovo. But so far, their asylum applications
have been refused one after the other. Furkan, 10, is the youngest in the family. He tries to escape this
situation by building his own rocket to fulfill his dream: to go live on Mars to save his sisters.

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