Intimate sketch of a young Antillean woman in Rotterdam in her search for happiness and independence on the interface of two cultures that both have their own written and unwritten rules.
Portrait of the eldest daughter of an Antillean one-parent family in one of the largest underprivileged districts of Rotterdam. Loyalty dilemmas make it very tough for her to simultaneously be an ideal daughter, perfect girlfriend and independent woman in today’s Netherlands. For three years, the makers follow her from up close in her quest for happiness and independence on the interface of two cultures. What will eventually determine her choice?


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Amsterdamse Filmstichting
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Title: Shenka
Year: 2012
Duration : 50 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2012

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