The director’s mother chose to refuse regular cancer treatment, which led to her death. As a result, the concept of ‘autonomy’ lies under a magnifying glass for the filmmaker, as this personal documentary shows.
Making thousand-odd choices a day seems to go without saying, a right that you have to shape your life the way you want to. But how worthy is life without autonomy? In a personal portrait, steering between her brother, who has multiple handicaps, and her demented grandmother, the director examines what it means to be able to make your own basic life choices.


Executive producer
Sound Design
Set geluid
Sound editing
Postproduction company

Title: Zelf
Year: 2018
Duration : 29 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2018


NFF Archive

You are now in the NFF Archive. The archive contains contains information on film, TV and interactive productions that were screened at past festival editions. The NFF does not dispose of this material. For this, please contact the producer, distributor or broadcaster. Sometimes, older films can also be found at the Eye Film Museum or the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.