Het verlies van de toekomst

Roel van Dalen Short documentary - 1995 - 50 min.

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Documentary in which three mothers try to put into words how the suicide of their children has changed their own lives. In the Netherlands, 15,000 young people try to take their own lives every year. One percent succeeds. Roel van Dalen portrays three mothers who have lost a child in this way. In long interviews, they talk about their anger, sorrow, guilt and impotence. Het verlies van de toekomst confronts the viewer with their inexpressible suffering, but also shows their resiliance, the desperate courage with wich they tackle life and the ways they have found to make their loss bearable.


Director(s) Roel van Dalen
Producer(s) Harry Prins
Ingrid Lochem
Production Company Belbo Film Productions BV
Director of Photography
Sound on Set
Sam Nijssen
Production Country