Papieren Land


2016 Docfest – Muziekgieterij, Maastricht (preview)
2018 Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht (NL)
2018 Docfest, Maastricht (NL)
2018 Documentary and Animated Film, DokLeipzig, Leipzig (DE)
2018 Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel (DE)
2018 Eindhovens Film Festival, Eindhoven (NL)
2018 Limburgs Film Festival, Venlo (NL)
2019 International Competition at Millenium International Film Festival, Brussels (BE)

Papieren Land
A film by Marie van Vollenhoven & Shahib Sidow

Shahib has been living in the Netherlands for twenty years, having fled homeland Somalia with his mother and brother at the age of nine. In this documentary he takes stock of his life in a fluent mix of word, music and performance. Director and good friend Marie van Vollenhoven places his story in a white space that she continually transforms and animates. With the call of Shahib’s lost years, the film raises the question of how far good intentions reach, both in terms of friendship and bureaucracy.

Produced by Videopower
Co-produced by In Infinity Productions

Music by Jesse Passenier
Wietske Voermans (Saxophones and Clarinet)
Jesse Passenier (Piano and Percussion)

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