Color grading of Neighbour Abdi, a short documentary by Douwe Dijkstra.
How can you understand a violent past? Somali-born Abdi is furniture designer and support worker. He reenacts his life, marked by war and criminality, with the help of his neighbour and filmmaker Douwe. By means of playful reconstructions in a special effects studio, Abdi and Douwe embark on a candid and investigative journey through a painful history, focusing on the creative process throughout.
“Playing with the borders of geography, reality and human relationships, the film offers us a new and hopeful image of acceptance and mutual understanding.”
World premiere at Locarno Film Festival 2022