Tussen glazen en muren

Anne couldn’t accept her own child Felix, who was born with Down syndrome. Anne tries to process her struggle through making theater with Sara, a 32-year-old woman with Down syndrome. Will it be possible for Anne to connect with her motherhood through her encounters with Sara?

Director Biography

Razan Hassan is a Syrian filmmaker and video artist currently living in Amsterdam. Razan is studying in The Netherlands Film Academy – Directing Documentary. In 2017, she worked as an assistant programmer in the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam IDFA. In addition to her passion for film, Razan works with the University of Amsterdam (UvA) – Psychology department as an assistant researcher. Her award-winning film Before I Forget was shown in several film festivals around the world such as Symi International Film Festival 2018 (Best Director)(Winner), Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase (Texas 2018 and Hollywood 2019), Common Good International Film Festival 2018, St. Louis International Film Festival 2018 (Best Documentary Short Award)(Nominee), London Migration Film Festival 2018, Around International Film Festival Amsterdam 2019 (Award winning), Bethlehem Student Film Festival 2019, Cinema Arabe Amsterdam 2019, IFFR Young Talent special screening 2019, Queer and Migrant International Film Festival 2019, Leiden International Short Film Festival 2021, In 2016 Razan produced a therapeutic video art installation The Art of Losing. The show toured several European cities such as Brussels, Ghent, Amsterdam and Eindhoven.

Alternative title

Between Glass and Walls


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Friday, 10 June 12:30 - 14:00 / Kijkhuis 2
90 min.
Sunday, 12 June 14:45 - 16:30 / Kijkhuis 2
105 min.

Also in this session

1. Rehearsal
Michael Omonua, 14
2. In Flow of Words
Eliane Esther Bots, 22
3. Serratus
Maarten Groen, 3
4. Tussen glazen en muren
Razan Hassan, 15
5. Handbuch
Pavel Mozhar, 26