The Netherlands


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 neighbor 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

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Douwe Dijkstra

Written by: Douwe Dijkstra, Abdiwahab Ali

Cinematography: Douwe Dijkstra

Nominations and Awards

  • Short Film Candidates 2022