to Amar Rahou (1966-2020)
01 | Dec. 2016 - Feb. 2019
The Bridge (Tweespraak) - Documentary
20 Dutch | 25 mins | Digital Video | Color | Stereo | 25fps
The documentary “Tweespraak” portrays a small city in The Netherlands roiled by ethnic tensions. The film starts of with the city’s former mayor explaining why he felt compelled to act firmly. As other characters are introduced, the narrative becomes more diffuse. What starts as simply finding a solution to a problem, ends up touching a fundamental question: how to bridge differences within a community without making anyone an outsider.
The Bridge got officially selected for the third edition of the Limburgs Film Festival. During the festival I had the honour to receive the price for best new filmmaker.
Unortunatelu, the end of the year brought sadness with the loss of Amar Rahou. Which is why I want to dedicate my film to you. I wish you the best.
Read about this loss in Trouw.
The official Première of the Bridge took place by the end of 2019 in Lumière Maastricht including Q&A.
In order to achieve my goal of making people communicate I made a first version with my editor Frank van Valderen to screen in Zaltbommel. Together with the neighbourhood elders we organized a screening and dialogue to have a conversation about the topic addressed in the documentary with the inhabitants of Zaltbommel.
About the screening:
2018 Applaus Voor Documentaire van Lienke Roos - Het Kontakt Bommelerwaard
2018 'Begrip kan veel verbeteren'; docu over Marokkaanse hangjongeren - Omroep Gelderland