The Dutch-Caribbean Shabu lives in a block called Paperklip, in a notorious neighborhood of Rotterdam South. A colorful loving environment where everyone knows and supports each other. Shabu needs that support since he has a big obstacle to overcome this summer; he angered the most important woman in his life; his grandmother. He crashed her car joyriding it while she was on vacation in Surinam. So, instead of working on his music career, he’ll have to pay for the damages done.
Shabu is an African 14-year-old boy living in Peperklip, Rotterdam. He accidentally crashes his grandmother’s car one day and has to make money throughout the summer vacation to sort this out. He comes up with the idea of having a party with his music and getting admission fees, and then he learns the hardships of everyday life and the futility of life while working for it. Still, he has his family and friends who share his concerns about life and art. The Afro-rhythm that penetrates the entire film will add to the viewer’s immersion and enjoyment. (Lee Daeun)
Her debut documentary, Deal With It, won several international awards. In 2019, she won the Golden Calf at the Netherlands FF for Daddy and the Warlord. Alongside her work as a filmmaker, she is programmer of the short film programme at the IFF Rotterdam and co-founder of the “framing of us” initiative which aims to decolonise the documentary film industry.