// DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER

A personal portrait of an Uyghur boy in The Netherlands. Raised in a torn family, Alerk has to deal with the dreams imposed on him by his parents. Based on his personal history and his father’s books and poetry, this film shows Alerk’s search for his own identity and his role in the Uyghur conflict. How can he balance his own dreams with those imposed on him?

director & producer

cinematography

sound recording

 

 

 

gaffer

executive producer

 

editing

animations & poster

sound design

composer

 

VFX supervision

 

Colorist

Translation

Job van Aken

Wesley Mulder

David Warringa

Joris Prakken
Paul Verhallen

 

Jesse-Zé Soepnel

Job Salemans

 

Ilonka de Koning

Ronni Shalev

Yorick Sedee

Maik Verlinden

Vincent Steenstra Toussaint

Stefan Beehuizen

Daan Spruijt

Jelle Helwig

Michèle Pieren

A Boy Named Freedom (2020)

Impact programme at De Balie

 

 

 

Documentary

21 min

Dutch, English, Uyghur

 

 

Trailer