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Douwe Dijkstra

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.
Fri 14 Oct
20:00
Kinepolis 8
Subtitles: English
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Thu 20 Oct
12:45
Kinepolis 6
Subtitles: English
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.

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Credits

Director

Douwe Dijkstra

Composer

Rob Peters

With

Abdiwahab Ali, Sharif Nuur, Ahmed Dualeh

Scenario

Douwe Dijkstra, Abdiwahab Ali

Director of Photography

Douwe Dijkstra

Editor

Douwe Dijkstra

Producer

Richard Valk

Production studios

Richard Valk / Valk Producties

More information

Dialogue

Dutch, Somali

Countries of production

Netherlands

Year

2022

Filmography

Douwe Dijkstra
Démontable (short, 2014), Supporting Film (short, 2015), Green Screen Gringo (short, 2016), Eine Sekunde in Fränkli (short, 2022), Buurman Abdi (short, 2022)

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