Buurman Abdi (Neighbour Abdi)
International Short Film Competition 29' - 2022 - Documentary - Dialogue: Dutch, Somali
Director: Douwe Dijkstra Composer: Rob Peters With: Abdiwahab Ali, Sharif Nuur, Ahmed Dualeh
This short film is part of International Shorts 1.
How can you understand a violent past? Somali-born Abdi 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, they embark on a candid and investigative journey through a painful history, focusing on the creative process throughout.
Abdiwahab Ali, Sharif Nuur, Ahmed Dualeh
Douwe Dijkstra, Abdiwahab Ali
Director of Photography
Richard Valk / Valk Producties
Countries of production
Démontable (short, 2014), Supporting Film (short, 2015), Green Screen Gringo (short, 2016), Eine Sekunde in Fränkli (short, 2022), Buurman Abdi (short, 2022)