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Jan's mom
Director:Anneloor van Heemstra
Screenplay: Anneloor van Heemstra
Photography: Aage Hollander
Sdition: Anneloor van Heemstra, Susanne Helmer
Sound: Susanne Helmer
Music: Sem Bakker, Roald van Oosten, Marit de Loos
Executive producers: Albert Klein Haneveld
Production: Hollandse Helden, EO

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De moeder van Jan (Jan's mom)

Anneloor van Heemstra
16' / 2012 / Netherlands
English and spanish subtitled

Audience vote 6.15

Jan's mother has been in prison for more than a year. Jan misses her terribly and worries about her a lot. He doesn't know if she's safe there. He can't talk to her when he wants to, and when they do see each other they don't talk about the real issues. Jan talks to his friends and his grandmother about the things he struggles with. In the course of the film he musters the courage to finally have a conversation with his mother to find out how she's really doing.

Main Festivals & Awards

IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam Cinekid Amsterdam One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Moscow Documentary Film Center 15th Mo&Friese Children's Short Film Festival Hamburg

Director's Biography

For more than 13 years Anneloor van Heemstra (1978) has been making documentaries inspired by the strength and power of individuals who, against all odds, stand for what they think is important. In her work she gives a voice to people that need to be heard, because their story could give the world an impulse to more understanding.


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