Wandelen tussen twee werelden

Wandering between two worlds
A Documentary by Juliette Essink en Neeltje Walgien
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funded project
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Project Information

About the project
LOCKLINETwo friends, more than a thousand kilometers, one goal: breaking down the taboo surrounding mental illness.

Almost half of people will deal with mental illness at some point in their lives. More and more people, especially young people, are struggling with this. Mental health care in the Netherlands is under pressure. Still, we'd rather not talk about mental health.

We are two young filmmakers who want to help break this taboo. These next couple of months we will focus on making a short documentary about Anouk (23) and Tim (37), both of whom have been struggling with mental issues from a young age. Anouk and Tim first met each other in 2016, during their treatment inside a mental healthcare facility. Last September they embarked on a hike of more than a thousand kilometres throughout the Netherlands with the goal of raising awareness and promoting more openness about mental health. During their journey, they speak to media, politicians, and provide information to young people struggling with their mental health. We follow them during their journey, giving a unique insight into the mind of someone who is struggling with mental issues.
Through interviews with Tim and Anouk and their families we want to show the destructive reality of mental illness, but we will also talk about healing from it and getting your life back on track.
Hopefully, together with Anouk and Tim, we can create more social awareness and support everyone dealing with mental issues.

We won't beat around the bush: making a film takes a lot of time and money. This is why we're looking for sponsors for our film. With the raised money we can, for example, finance good video and audio recording equipment and professional editing and color correction, so we can present a final product that we can really make waves with. The first screenings of the film will take place in January. 

If you have any feedback or questions about the movie, don't hesitate to reach out to us via e-mail wandelentussentweewerelden@gmail.com. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @wandelendefilm for more updates about the film.

Quote that inspired the maker

"Je kunt het niet alleen, dat is het stomme."