Three young men are fathers-to-be. They antic­i­pate the birth of their first child and try to prepare for what is coming. How will they hold out during the delivery?
Three young men look forward to the birth of their first babies and talk about their role during preg­nancy and their expec­ta­tions of father­hood. Feeling the first weak kicks, fanta­sising about the child’s char­acter, the prac­tical prepa­ra­tions — but also the occa­sion­ally painful road they have already trav­elled. When the moment has come, the cameras join them in the delivery room, where the mothers are left off-screen and the up-close fathers are almost liter­ally over­taken by life.

Title: Ik stond erbij
Year: 2012
Duration : 25 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2012

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