City of two Springs

When war with IS in Iraq is almost concluded, eleven year old girl Ala’ wants to return to her house in Mosul. Through Ala’s eyes we discover how war pervades the life of one human being. Parallel to Ala’s story the United Nations and the Dutch ambassador work around the clock to help people returning to Mosul safely. In the search for a new future, hope proves to be as valuable as scarce.

directing, camera, sound  Frederick Mansell, Laurens Samsom
editing  
Floor Rodenburg
local production  Hana Qader & Salar Salim
sound mixing  Mark Meewis
color grading  Gerhard van der Beek
music  Joris Oonk, Rutger Reinders
translations  Kenan Abbas
executive producing dimdocs  Annemiek van der Hell
eindredacteur BNNVARA  Sjoerd van den Broek
impact management  Jelte Zonneveld
commissioning editing BNNVARA  Sjoerd van den Broek
executive producing BNNVARA  Sander van den Eeden
broadcasting  BNNVARA, NPO 2
length  70:42
year  2019
with support of  CoBO, NPO Fonds
distributor  Journeyman Pictures

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Movies that Matter The Hague 2019

City of two Springs

When war with IS in Iraq is almost concluded, eleven year old girl Ala’ wants to return to her house in Mosul. Through Ala’s eyes we discover how war pervades the life of one human being. Parallel to Ala’s story the United Nations and the Dutch ambassador work around the clock to help people returning to Mosul safely. In the search for a new future, hope proves to be as valuable as scarce.

directing, camera, sound  Frederick Mansell, Laurens Samsom
editing  
Floor Rodenburg
local production  Hana Qader & Salar Salim
sound mixing  Mark Meewis
color grading  Gerhard van der Beek
music  Joris Oonk, Rutger Reinders
translations  Kenan Abbas
executive producing dimdocs  Annemiek van der Hell
eindredacteur BNNVARA  Sjoerd van den Broek
impact management  Jelte Zonneveld
commissioning editing BNNVARA  Sjoerd van den Broek
executive producing BNNVARA  Sander van den Eeden
broadcasting  BNNVARA, NPO 2
length  70:42
year  2019
with support of  CoBO, NPO Fonds
distributor  Journeyman Pictures

FESTIVALS

Movies that Matter The Hague 2019

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