Neighbour Abdi

The Netherlands2022documentary29'Short Matters! Krótkie filmy roku (2023)

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. EFA nominee at the Locarno Film Festival

directed by
Douwe Dijkstra, portret reżysera
Douwe Dijkstra

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.

Douwe Dijkstra
Abdiwahab Ali, Douwe Dijkstra
Abdiwahab Ali, Sharif Nuur, Ahmed Dualeh, Mohamed Teeri, Saed Dualeh, Mohammed Mohamud, Henk Kinket, (Douwe Dijkstra)
Rob Peters
Douwe Dijkstra, Rob Peters
Douwe Dijkstra
Richard Valk (Valk Productions)
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