Mijn leven is van mij - Pia Douwes

Emma Westermann Short documentary - 2018 - 53 min.

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For more than thirty years, Pia Douwes roamed the world like a kind of nomad for musical productions and plays in the Netherlands, Europe and the United States. The much-vaunted artist often played women who, like herself, had to fight to be there. Westermann followed her for a few years from up close and also incorporated footage from the archive of Pia's father. Even in her most vulnerable moments, Pia allows access to the camera: when she is temporarily forced to stop. In looking to the future, the care for her now seriously ill parents also plays a part. 'I don’t want to survive anymore. I want to be able to have a good life.' The title refers to the musical Elisabeth,  which brought her great success. 


Director(s) Emma Westermann
Producer(s) Janneke Doolaard
Production Company DOXY
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