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Bridging the Gap

Director: Corinne van Egeraat
Twenty-six-year-old Daniel Knoop is, as he phrases it at the beginning of the film, a member of a spoiled generation of 'paper idealism'. He chooses to put his idealism into practice, and travels to Cameroon as a development-aid worker, as part of a UN project involving the exploitation of natural resources. But can Daniel make a difference in a world that is obviously not his, not in the last place because his homosexuality is punishable there? Van Egeraat followed the level-headed man from Groningen for over a year for this intimate, layered portrait, a period in which Knoop's idealism is thoroughly put to the test, both in the professional and personal sphere. The film smoothly transects these two layers, so the professional struggles (with corrupted local authorities and the impeding bureaucracy of international relief organisations) are coloured by Daniel's personal doubts and frustrations.


Sound Design
Production company
IJswater Films
Zentropa Productions
TV company
Human TV
Distributor NL
Waterfront Film Distribution
Title: Bridging the Gap
Year: 2008
Duration : 1 hour, 26 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2009

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