Neighbour Abdi

a film by

the Netherlands | 29' | 08/2022 | documentary

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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Douwe Dijkstra

Biography

Douwe Dijkstra (1984) is a filmmaker and visual artist from the Netherlands. He studied Illustration Design at the ArtEZ University of the Arts. His work is a mixture of video, animation and VFX, and can be described as both humorous and socially engaged. His projects range from short films and documentaries to video installations and theatre performances.

Filmography

  • Buurman Abdi / Neighbour Abdi – 2022 – short documentary
  • Eine Sekunde in Fränkli – 2022 – short documentary
  • Green Screen Gringo – 2016 – short documentary
  • Voor Film / Supporting Film – 2015 – short documentary
  • Démontable – 2014 – short experimental
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Crew

Director: Douwe Dijkstra
Screenplay: Abdiwahab Ali, Douwe Dijkstra
Producer: Valk Productions: Richard Valk
Co-producer Broadcast: EO
Cinematographer: Douwe Dijkstra
Sound Recording: Douwe Dijkstra
Sound Design: Rob Peters
Editor: Douwe Dijkstra
Composer: Rob Peters
Visual effects: Douwe Dijkstra
Cast (in order of importance): Abdiwahab Ali, Sharif Nuur, Ahmed Dualeh, Mohamed Teeri, Saed Dualeh, Mohammed Mohamud, Henk Kinket, Douwe Dijkstra

Festivals

  • Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland (3 – 13 August, 2022)
    Pardi di Domani – International Competition

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Press materials

EPK: Click here

Stills, poster & director’s photo: Click here

English dialogue list: Click here

Downloadable trailer: Click here