Buurman Abdi / Neighbour Abdi

work

2022 – Neighbour Abdi (Original title: Buurman Abdi) | short documentary

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. By means of 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.

process

World premiere at Locarno Film Festival 2022
Running time: 29 min

Producer: Valk Productions
Sales and festival distribution: Square Eyes, contact: wouter@squareeyesfilm.com

This film was realised as part of the Teledoc Campus programme, a collaboration of CoBO, NPO, The Netherlands Film Fund and the NPO Fund.

vimeo   youtube   facebook   instagram   little fragments   33 1/3