Personal documentary (father portrays son) and coming-of-age story about Tobias: an optimistic, spontaneous and deaf young man. Pitiful, such a handicap? Not at all!

Tobias is deaf, but anything but pitiful. The cheerful young man turns what other people may call a handicap into his profession, because he goes to college at the only university for deaf students in the world and becomes a teacher of sign language. Personal documentary full of home-movie fragments, made by Alex de Ronde, director of the Amsterdam film theatre Het Ketelhuis and the father of Tobias, who describes the film as 'a documentary fairy tale’.


Executive producer
Production company
Pieter van Huystee Film & TV

Title: Doof kind
Year: 2017
Duration : 1 hour, 11 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2018


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