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Cherry Duyns Long documentary - 2001 - 60 min.

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Jack van der Hulst died at twenty-five of sickle cell anaemia, a lethal hereditary disease. Shortly before, he had arranged with documentary filmmaker Cherry Duyns to return to his native country Ghana, where Jack, who had been adopted as a baby, wanted to see his biological mother and twin brother again. Now, sixteen years later, Duyns receives a letter from a good friend of Jack's that puts him back on the track of the film he had wanted to make at the time. He interviews Jack's friends and his white adoptive family about his travel plans and about the significance of his skin colour - once, as a TV talk show guest, Jack spoke about mixed relationships. In this way, Duyns creates an image of the personality of his deceased friend, but when the filmmaker travels to Ghana, alone, after all, Jack's life story turns out to be quite different than expected.

Credits

Director(s) Cherry Duyns
Producer(s) Vera de Vries
Director of Photography Marc Felperlaan
Editing
Jan Langeveld
Sound on Set
Bert Koops
TV Company
Production Country
Netherlands