Sailing on the Grass: ‘Like them’ (2018)
Pau Ortiz
Omrop Fryslân
Financial partners
LF Culturele Hoofdstad 2018
VluchtelingenWerk NL
Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds
Hans Bouma
Murk-Jaep van der Schaaf
Noordelijk Film Festival 2018
zaterdag 10 november
Broadcast NPO2
17 & 18 November 2018
15:30u & 13:00u bij Fryslan DOK


The inhabitants of a small, isolated Frisian village are open to social changes and decide to buy a house for a large Syrian refugee family and welcome them in their strong community. The expectations of the villagers and those of the family seem to be conflicting. After one year of trying, the family decides to move away to a bigger city, but the two oldest teenage sons want to stay. Can they make it work? World history takes place at village level.


The System

Decades of activism, conferences, warnings, demonstrations and countless promises by politicians and businessmen seem to have little effect on the growing climate problems that now threaten the very…

Oh My Night (2022)

Short pop musical about a kaleidoscopic journey through the night. Inspired by the closure of nightlife as a result of Covid lockdowns.

My Maysoon (2023)

A story about the hope, doubt and silence of a Syrian family in the Netherlands, who lost their youngest daughter in the Mediterranean Sea in 2014.

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