Category: documentary
Year: 0
Length: 75'
Production Status: completed


Shabu sings and drums, dances and laughs, though his heart is heavy. His beloved grandmother, head of the Dutch-Caribbean family, won't talk to him, of all people, ever since he took her car out on the sly for a disastrous joyride. Instead of spending the summer immersed in music and video games, now he has to work and earn money. Needless to say, selling ice cream and stocking shelves is exhausting, boring and sensible - a poor fit for Shabu, this lovable 14-year-old with big plans and crazy ideas. Director Shamira Raphaëla creates a virtually symbiotic sense of closeness to her unique protagonist. At the same time, she portrays the place he calls home, Rotterdam's notorious De Peperklip housing project, as a vibrant, pulsing microcosm overflowing with energy.

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