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Neighbour Abdi

2022 / 29' Dir. Douwe Dijkstra Sc. Abdiwahab Ali · Douwe Dijkstra

Neighbour Abdi

Douwe Dijkstra

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.

Main Category: Documentary · Short
Expected Completion: July, 2022
Original Film Title: Buurman Abdi
English Film Title: Neighbour Abdi
Production Year: 2022
Running Time: 29
Original Language: Dutch · Somali
Colour / B&W: Colour
Director: Douwe Dijkstra
Filmography Director: EINE SEKUNDE IN FRÄNKLI (short documentary, 2022), GREEN SCREEN GRINGO (experimental short, 2016); SUPPORTING FILM (short documentary, 2015); DÉMONTABLE (short, 2014).
Screenwriter: Abdiwahab Ali · Douwe Dijkstra
Camera: Douwe Dijkstra
Cast: Abdiwahab Ali · Ahmed Dualeh · Henk Kinket · Mohamed Teeri · Mohammed Mohamud · Saed Dualeh · Sharif Nuur
Main Production Company: Valk Productions
Main Production - Person(s): Richard Valk
Main Production Company E-mail: info@valkproductions.com
Main Production Company Website: www.valkproductions.com
Festival distribution Company Name: Square Eyes
Festival distribution Company E-mail: info@squareeyesfilm.com