• Shamira Raphaëla
  • Netherlands, Belgium
  • 2021
  • 75 min
  • World Premiere
  • IDFA Competition for Youth Documentary

Available in Docs for Sale after the world premiere at IDFA.

The Dutch-caribbean Shabu (14) lives an inner-city flat called The Paperclip in one of the most notorious neighborhoods in Rotterdam South, the Netherlands. In this feel-good film we enter the neighborhood seen through his eyes, vibrant and exuberant, exciting and fun. A colorful loving environment where everyone knows and supports each other. Shabu needs that support, because he has a big obstacle to overcome this summer; he angered the most import woman in his life; his grandmother.


Shamira Raphaëla
Nienke Korthof for Tangerine Tree, Willem Baptist for Tangerine Tree
Maarten Bernearts for Diplodokus
Involved TV Channel


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Tanguy Milin for Reservoir Docs
Festival Handling
Tanguy Milin for Reservoir Docs

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DCP, color
Spoken languages

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World Premiere
IDFA Competition for Youth Documentary

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