Dandelion Child

Dandelion Children are children of addicted parents.

The documentary film "Dandelion Child" accompanies Jasmin, herself an affected person and co-founder of the association Dandelion Children, on her journey to Portugal, where she visits her formerly heroin-addicted father. She and other affected people tell their story and report on the challenges and prejudices they and over 100,000 other dandelion children in Switzerland are confronted with. Experts from the fields of care, psychiatry and politics also share their views.

  • Jan Sung-Kyu Kroeni
  • Jan Sung-Kyu Kroeni
  • Jan Sung-Kyu Kroeni
  • Katharina S. Kadler
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    Social Issue
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 51 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 3, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    132,000 CHF
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    France, Portugal, Switzerland
  • Language:
    Swiss German
  • Shooting Format:
    DCI 2K, ProRes
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Director Biography - Jan Sung-Kyu Kroeni

Jan Sung-Kyu Kroeni, born 1975 in Seoul, Korea, lives and works in Switzerland. Studied music and trained as a sound engineer in Los Angeles, USA. Has been working in the video and film industry since 1999. Autodidact out of passion. Founded the production company eyedo.media in 2021.

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Director Statement

It is astonishing how little this topic is discussed in the public, considering how many children are affected by the abuse of or addiction to alcohol and/or drugs of a parent. Our goal is to create awareness with this movie and give those children a voice. We hope it is heard!