The Brick House

Nominated for:Best Experimental

Film Info

Film Year: 2016

Film Duration: 15 min

Country: Netherlands

Language: Swahili


Eliane Esther Bots

Film Category

Two friends, Sapa and Hija, re-enact and re-tell short anecdotes of their lives. Coming from another country to The Netherlands, there is a quest for belonging and the (im)possibility to completely feel at home and relate to the world outside the apartment. The starting point of this film was an encounter with Sapa, who chose his friend Hija as his interlocutor in the process of making this film. Extensive interviews with Sapa and Hija, acting exercises and spending the Sundays together, resulted in this short film.