Bezness as Usual

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    Bezness as Usual

    Directed by

    Netherlands

    2016

    93 min

    • English
    • German
    • Arabic
    • Dutch

    Documentary

    Toronto IFF - TIFF Docs

    Filmmaker Alex Pitstra has lived his life pulled between cultures. Raised in Holland by his mother, Anneke, he longed to know more about Mohsen, his absent Tunisian father. Alex was the result of a holiday romance, conceived after 36-year-old divorcee Anneke met 23-year-old Mohsen in Tunisia. In Bezness as Usual he attempts to get to know his father, make sense of his roots, and bridge his own personal cultural divide.

    As mass migration creates conditions for more children to be born of mixed cultural parentage, Bezness as Usual is a sensitive exploration of unexpected consequences.

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    Credits

    Screenplay
    Alex Pitstra
    Katja Schoondergang
    Cinematography
    Tadeusz Kieniewicz
    Rosan Breman
    Alex Pitstra
    Editing
    Jos Driessen
    Music
    Renger Koning
    Production
    SELFMADE FILMS
    Sales
    SYNDICADO FILM SALES
    Karim Alexander Pitstra

    Karim Alexander Pitstra

    Netherlands

    Alex Pitstra was born in Dordrecht, The Netherlands, in 1979, to a Tunisian father and a Dutch mother. He made his first film at 15, but worked in music production before setting up his own production company to make commercials, installations and corporate films. He has also worked as a director of photography. DIE WELT is his first feature.

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