Bezness as Usual

Director: Alex Pitstra
Year: 2016
Duration: 92′ & 55′
Language: English, Arabic, German
 
The Wild Dreamer award for Best Documentary – Subversive Festival Croatia 2017
Special Mention, Main Section – CRONOGRAF Moldova 2017
 

 
Filmmaker Alex Pitstra has lived his life pulled between cultures. Raised in Holland by his mother, Anneke, he longed to know more about Mohsen, his absent Tunisian father. Alex was the result of a holiday romance, conceived after 36-year-old divorcee Anneke met 23-year-old Mohsen in Tunisia. In Bezness as Usual he attempts to get to know his father, make sense of his roots, and bridge his own personal cultural divide.
As mass migration creates conditions for more children to be born of mixed cultural parentage, Bezness as Usual is a sensitive exploration of unexpected consequences.
 
Festival Del Film Locarno – International Premiere
Toronto International Film Festival – North American Premiere
Doc NYC – US Premiere
Stockholm Film Festival – Nordic Premiere
Dubai International Film Festival – Opening Night Film (Arabian nights Program)
Nederlands Film Festival
 
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