FILE I / in collaboration Heelin in Jordan, December 2020
'Groeipijn' (/ the ache of growing) is an abstract translation of the journey towards womanhood as a woman of colour in the Dutch context. The fim explores the delicacy of family dynamics and its impact on personal growth. On a quest to finding a way to break the pattern of dysfunctionality generation on generation, the film deals with racism and selfpreservation.
Directed by Ashley Röttjers, shot by Sami El Hassani, co-directed and produced by Tayo Rapoport, styled by Agnes Montecinos Muñoz, choreography by Heelin Altiner and danced by Chanel Vyent, Jo-anne Bakboord. Appearances by Ylana Straquidani, Lynn & Seth van Herpen, Selin Ilbay, Sarah de Rover, Arnold Röttjers, Anthony Röttjers and Aïda Strijk.
Alternative Processes / An exploration into femininity through alternative processes. Expanding the love for black and white film by reaching into alternative print processes like Palladium, Salt Bichromate Kallitype and alternative photography like Wet Plate Collodion. Guided by Molly Rapp using methods from the book 'Alternative Photographic Processes', by Christopher James. In collaboration with Ismay Schaduw.