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OTHERLAND

THE NETHERLANDS, 2018

TBA

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DETAILS

Director: Jan Pieter Tuinstra, Keren Levi

Cast: Elvin Elejandro Martinez, Xavier Barthelemi, Zelda Dapaah, Joby Shayron Tremus, Guilliano Pinas, Marvin Oliveira, Cyril Adaine, Amber Vineyard, Mattia Palumbo, Naimah Janse

Genre: documentary, experimental
Run-time: 13 min 30 sec

Language: English, with Romanian subtitles

SYNOPSIS

A Vogue dancer performs at a Voodoo Carnival Ball, an important dance contest where he will have to prove himself to be accepted by the local ballroom community. He remembers growing up on Sint Maarten, a small island in the Caribbean and all the changes he has been through since. The freedom he longed for seems within reach. Based on the biographical story of Elvin Elejandro Martinez and narrated by him, ‘Otherland’ is a juxtaposition of two narratives that evoke new associations for viewers: while the visual story of the ball is fictional, the film is based on in-depth research into the Dutch ballroom community and all the characters and dancers are part of the European ballroom/vogue community.

AWARDS / SCREENINGS

Cinedans – Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2018

 

ShortCutz – Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2018

 

Fringe Festival Amsterdam – Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2018

Nederlandse Dansdagen – Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2018

Fashion Films Festival RD – Dominican Republic, 2018

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