Edition 23: 2–10 August, 2024

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Neighbour Abdi

Netherlands
2022 — 29' / Color

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Synopsis

How can you understand a violent past? Somali-born Abdi is furniture designer and support worker. He reenacts his life, marked by war and criminality, with the help of his neighbour and filmmaker Douwe. Through playful reconstructions in a special effects studio, Abdi and Douwe embark on a candid and investigative journey through a painful history, focusing on the creative process throughout.

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Director Biography

Douwe Dijkstra (1984) is a filmmaker and visual artist from the Netherlands. He studied Illustration Design at the ArtEZ University of the Arts. His work is a mixture of video, animation and VFX, and can be described as both humorous and socially engaged. His projects range from short films and documentaries to video installations and theatre performances.

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Director

Douwe Dijkstra

Producer

Richard Valk

Cinematographer

Douwe Dijkstra

Editor

Douwe Dijkstra

Sound

Rob Peters

Contact

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