Tribe of Ghosts by Almicheal Fraay
This documentary showed how children with albinism live alongside children with visual and auditory problems. We followed their daily rituals as they struggle with their burden and witnessed their fragile childhood. Armed guards watch over them 24 hours a day. The children with albinism cannot leave the government-run shelter, because they are likely to be subjected to torture and ill-treatment or worse death. Will they ever be free of their oppressors or does the cycle of pain continue?
Almicheal Fraay is a filmmaker and visual artist based in the Netherlands. His films are documentary oriented. Recurrent themes are injustice, minorities and social issues. He believes that we experience values through emotions. And on the basis of these emotions, we feel the urgency to get into action.
Sehnsucht by Ei Ei Productions
During EFF, Ei Ei productions showed an installation with two tapestries 'Sehnsucht' (Nostalgia). Bother were 5 metres wide and 1,60-meter-high, and were based on the films of SISI (1955) with Romy Schneider and Karlheinz Böhm. They were made by two artists Paul Reke and Rianne Schaaf.
Paper Land by Marie van Vollenhoven
When he was nine, Shahib Sidow fled from Somalia's civil war to the Netherlands. After twenty years without legal status, Sharib tells about his adventures. His friend Marie van Vollenhoven frames the story in a white space that continuously transforms and animates. The film tells and restore the feeling of lost time and doubts the robustness of good intentions, both in friendship and in bureaucracy.
Marie van Vollenhoven (Amsterdam 1983) lives and works in Maastricht as an independent artist. She makes multimedia theatre and is a lecturer in art, design & technology.