A Boy Named Freedom

Job van Aken

Alerk, an Uyghur boy in The Netherlands, has to deal with the dreams imposed on him by his parents. 

Through his personal history and his father’s stories, we see Alerk’s search for his own identity and his role in the Uyghur conflict.

 

This short film is part of the Shorts that Matter 2021 programme. You buy one ticket for all Shorts that Matter and you can watch them online on demand throughout the whole festival period.

Credits

Director
Job van Aken
Year
2021
Country
Netherlands, The
Type
Short
Duration
21 minutes
Spoken language
Dutch
Subtitles
EN