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Neighbour Abdi
  • Country/Area of ProductionThe Netherlands
  • Language of DialogueDutch, Somali
  • Runtime29 min
  • DirectorDouwe Dijkstra
  • Type of WorkShort Documentary
  • ProducerRichard Valk
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.