Shorts: 75 Years of Freedom

Various Directors

We selected four moving and daring short films in collaboration with Go Short Filmfestival Nijmegen. The shorts depict the meaning of freedom, and what it means when freedom is taken away from you.

Cloud Forest (Eliane Esther Bots)
A fairytale-like film in which five Dutch girls take the viewer on an imaginative journey through the memories and images they have of their parents’ experiences of the war in the former Yugoslavia. A war which the girls haven’t physically experienced themselves.

Moffenmeid (Raymon Hilkman)
World War II has just ended. A Dutch family with two daughters have to deal with the reactions of people when they find out that one of the girls got pregnant by a German soldier.

Song Sparrow (Farzaneh Omidvarnia)
A group of refugees tries to reach themselves to a safe country in search for a better life. They pay a smuggler to convey them across the boarders in a fridge truck. However, the freezing temperature of the truck turns their hopes for a better future into a fierce struggle for survival.

To the Living (Pauline Fonsny)
In 1998, Semira Adamu, a 20 year-old, so-called “illegal”, Nigerian immigrant on Belgian soil, was smothered to death by a police cushion as they attempted to evict her. 20 years later, in a combined female war cry, two women tell her story.


Various Directors
Animation, Documentary, Fiction, Short
75 minutes