Stranger in Paradise

A film by: Guido Hendrikx

In a classroom newly arrived refugees learn a lesson about multifarious Europe. Operating at the intersection of fiction and documentary, Stranger in Paradise reflects on the power relations between Europeans and refugees in a candid fashion.

Country: the Netherlands
Length: 72’21”
Completion: 11/2016
Genre: documentary, human rights
Screening format: DCP
Spoken language: English
Subtitles: English

Festivals:

  • International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the Netherlands (16 – 27 November, 2016)
    First Appearance & National Competition – Opening film Won: IDFA Special Jury Award for Dutch Documentary
  • DOCfeed Film Festival, the Netherlands (17 – 19 February, 2017)
  • True/False Film Fest, United States (2 – 5 March, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, Denmark (16 – 26 March, 2017)
    DOX:AWARD Competition
  • Docville – International Documentary Film Festival, Belgium (22- 30 March, 2017)
    Outside the Dox
  • Wisconsin Film Festival, United States (30 March – 6 April, 2017)
    International Documentary selection
  • Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival, United States (13 – 29 April, 2017)
  • Ismailia International Film Festival, Egypt (19 – 25 April, 2017)
    Documentary Competition
  • Crossing Europe Filmfestival Linz, Austria (25 – 30 April, 2017)
    Documentary Competition
  • Montclair Film Festival, United States (28 April – 7 May, 2017)
  • DOK.fest Muenchen, Germany (3 – 14 May, 2017)
    International Competition
  • DOCUMENTAMADRID – International Madrid Documentary Festival, Spain (4 – 14 May, 2017)
    Fugas Feature Film Competition
  • Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, Australia (4 – 18 May, 2017)
  • European Film Festival, Romania (5 – 29 May, 2017)
  • DocLands Documentary Film Festival, United States (10 – 14 May, 2017)
  • Doc Edge Film Festival, New Zealand (10 May – 5 June, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • DocuTIFF – Tirana International Documentary Film Festival, Albania (10 – 17 May, 2017)
    Feature Documentary Competition
  • Docaviv International Film Festival, Israel (11 – 20 May, 2017)
    Depth of Field Competition
  • CinéDOC – Tbilisi, Georgia (11 – 16 May, 2017)
    International Competition
  • TRT Documentary Days , Turkey (11 – 15 May, 2017)
    Panorama
  • Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Poland (12 – 21 May, 2017)
    Fiction/Non Fiction competition & Amnesty International competition.
  • Freiburger Film Forum, Germany (22 – 28 May, 2017)
  • Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival, South-Africa (1 – 11 June, 2017)

Director: Guido Hendrikx
Screenplay: Guido Hendrikx
Producer: Zeppers Film: Frank van den Engel
Cinematographer: Emo Weemhoff
Sound: Taco Drijfhout
Sound design: Taco Drijfhout
Editor: Lot Rossmark
Composer: Ella van der Woude, Juho Nurmela
Executive producers: Elize Kerseboom, Julia van Schieveen, Fleur Welter
Delegate producer: Erik Glijnis
Commissioning editor VPRO: Barbara Truyen
Cast: Valentijn Dhaenens