IDFA Meets The New Originals

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    • November 6, 2020
    • By the staff

    IDFA Meets is an event series programmed for a new generation of documentary film lovers. Taking place both during the festival and throughout the year, IDFA Meets is curated in collaboration with different partners throughout the city. On Friday, November 27, Amsterdam brand The New Originals takes the lead.

    This evening revolves around questions of identity, expectations, and daring to dream big, through two films that introduce us to young, unique women who are agents of their own existence, shaping the world around them as they move through it. Their vibrant and fluid personalities provide a sense of freedom, but also bring up questions about belonging and identity.

    Together with Eben Badu (one of the founders of The New Originals) and filmmakers Louise Mootz (Jungle) and Aramis Garcia Gonzalez (Pariba) we will engage into conversation about a longing for home, while still searching for what ‘home’ really is. The conversation will be moderated by Fatima Warsame.

    Music performance by Toto Boroto.

    Practical info

    Date: Friday, November 27
    Time: 20:00
    Ticket: €7,00

    This event will be in English.

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    Jungle

    This evening revolves around questions of identity, expectations, and daring to dream big, through two films that introduce us to young, unique women who are agents of their own existence, shaping the world around them as they move through it. Their vibrant and fluid personalities provide a sense of freedom, but also bring up questions about belonging and identity.

    Together with Eben Badu (one of the founders of The New Originals) and filmmakers Louise Mootz (Jungle) and Aramis Garcia Gonzalez (Pariba) we will engage into conversation about a longing for home, while still searching for what ‘home’ really is. The conversation will be moderated by Fatima Warsame.

    Practical info

    Date: Friday, November 27
    Time: 20:00
    Ticket: €7,00

    Jungle

    This portrait of several young women living in northeast Paris vigorously pushes aside the clichéd image of the ever-elegant Parisienne. These women are free, loud, and diverse, and their conversations shift effortlessly from sex and STIs to social philosophy.

    Dünya, Lila, Héloise, Bonnie and Solveig bristle with confidence and bluster, on the cusp of a new phase in life: “Do I want to go to university or follow my dream in music?” “Shall I stay with my boyfriend?” “Am I at last going to be able to live on my own?”

    Director Louise Mootz and her protagonists all grew up in the same arrondissement and were 20 when filming started. Mootz stuck closely to this group of girlfriends over a three-year period. Much like her young heroines, she is unfazed by any subject, so emotional outbursts, sexual encounters, and despair are all part of the picture. The film includes numerous night scenes that immerse the viewer in a Paris we rarely see, a concrete jungle that screams “liberté, egalité, sororité” from the rooftops.

    Short film: Pariba

    Aramis Garcia Gonzalez - 2019 - 16 min.

    Like every year, the friends Julie and Xiomara celebrate carnival together. The day is filled with their regular rituals, but it slowly dawns on Julie she will have to miss Xiomara next year, since she will move from Aruba to the Netherlands. The girls will never see each other anymore like they do now. The melancholy film tells the story of hundreds of students who annually leave the ABC islands for a study in the Netherlands. This means they leave behind everything and everybody to start a new life in a strange environment.

    Moderator: Fatima Warsame

    Fatima Warsame (1994) is a true all-rounder: journalist, columnist, editor and presenter. After obtaining her Bachelors degree in Journalism, she interned at Het Parool and RTL New York. Soon after Fatima worked for FunX as a freelance producer for 5 years. Since then she has written articles for VICE, was responsible for NOS's social media accounts and worked for Yung DWDD, Linda Meiden and Harper’s Bazaar. Fatima made a documentary Breaking Borders, about LGBTQ refugee and activist Ibrahim Mokdad from Lebanon, and is currently the host of the ‘Late Night Talks’, an online talkshow at Pakhuis de Zwijger.

    IDFA Meets is made possible by VSBfonds, Democracy & Media Foundation and the City of Amsterdam.

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