Matthijs Vleugels’s documentary feature Silent Wilderness is to have its world premiere at Amsterdam’s International Documentary Film Festival, which runs until November 27. Also at IDFA, Ben Asamoah’s new project Sakawa has been selected for Forum, the festival’s co-production platform.

Silent WildernessScreening as part of the Panorama section, Silent Wilderness explores the emotional pain of a couple whose adopted Korean son went missing in the woods of Hungary 13 years ago. Producer of the film is Peter Krüger of Inti Films, who is also attending IDFA’s Forum to present Sakawa. This upcoming documentary by Ben Asamoah studies the Internet scamming phenomenon involving impoverished young Africans known as the Sakawa boys.

The IDFA line-up also includes several co-productions with Flanders including Claudio Capanna’s Life to Come, co-produced by Associate Directors, and My Daughter Nora directed by Jasna Kraljnovic, a co-production with Menuet. Cassette for Timescapes also co-produced Johan Grimonprez’s Shadow World, as well as Waiting for Giraffes by Marco de Stefanis. Finally, Giovanni Troilo’s Coeurope was a co-production with Flanders via Storyhouse.

Published on Thursday 17 November 2016

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