We are proud to announce the festival’s first film title and world premiere: Wij praten niet by Marjolein Busstra. A confronting documentary of in-depth conversations between therapists and youngsters who are entangled in the complex network of sexual violence and exploitation.
It takes us into the inner struggle of four characters in their process to break free from this world while they are all still — to a greater or lesser extent – connected to it and can’t seem to part with. The film offers an intimate insight into the reminiscent of their experiences and process of extrication, where the distorted self-judgment of guilt and shame holds them captive. A close look at the dynamics of therapy, pointing out the importance of signaling youngsters who experience this and to start conversation in a world in which they often feel it’s not safe to talk.
Wij praten niet is produced by HALAL (Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen), in collaboration with Dutch broadcaster KRO-NCRV.