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Ik stond erbij

Director: Niels van Koevorden
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.


Executive producer
Sound Design
Production company
Een van de jongens
Title: Ik stond erbij
Year: 2012
Duration : 25 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2012

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