‘Groeipijn’ (the ache of growing) is an abstract translation of the journey towards womanhood as a woman of colour in the dutch context. The film explores the delicacy of the family dynamics and its impact on personal growth. On a quest to finding a way to break the pattern of dysfunction generation on generation. The film deals with racism and self-preservation.
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.