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3th DMZ Docs(2011)

I AM DOCU



I’m Never Afraid

Willem BAPTIST

  • Netherlands
  • 2010
  • 20min
  • HD
  • color

Synopsis

Although Mark suffers from a heart disease, his dream is to become the best motor-cyclist in the world. But his life of 8 years is haunted by shadows of death. When he was born, the doctor told his parents he would not live for more than 20 minutes. His only sister, Jackie, suffers from sever allergies that can cause hyper-sensitive shock. His grandfather died of cancer, and his mother has been in the hospital because of the same disease. But Mark jumps over those barriers of death with ease. He decorates his room with the x-ray images of a thigh injury he got from riding a motorcycle, and he is so brave as he goes through his check-ups. He doesn’t settle for less than first place in every motorcycle competition he joins. We feel pity and shame at the same time, seeing how mature that little boy is. Mark says, “I’m never afraid”. He is always a winner. (KIM Jin-sook)

Review

Director

  • Willem BAPTIST

    Born in 1979, Willem Baptist graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy of the Arts in 2009, having made his debut in 2007 with the shocking short documentary Almost Blind which was an official selection of the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2008. The same year, he started the production company Kaliber Film that focuses on international arthouse films and creative documentaries. Most recently he completed shooting of the short fiction film Donnie that premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival this year. Donnie (2011) Men of the Racetrack (2009) Only You (2009) Yuri (2008) Almost Blind (2007)​ 

Credit

  • ProducerMete GÜMÜHAN
  • Cinematography Dirk-Jan KERKKAMP
  • Editor Albert MARKUS
  • Sound David SPAANS

Distributor / World Sales

Distribution / World Sales  Kaliber Film Stadhuisplein

Address  11 - office A03, 3012AR Rotterdam, Nethrlands

Tel  31 6 4306 1202

E-mail  info@kaliberfilm.nl​