52 minutes (television version) & 73 minutes (theatre version)
Personal documentary about displacement and globalisation following a friendship with a young woman from Zimbabwe.
Director Carina Molier follows the Zimbabwean OG in her quest for reunification with her daughter. Along the way, the filmmaker sees her own life mirrored in that of this nomadic adventurer. A film about displacement, about longing for connectedness in an ever complexer world.
OG is a beautiful young woman who has wandered around Europe since she left Zimbabwe at the age of 9. From then on she has struggled to survive, continually seeking a balance in her life. OG strives to regain custody of her daughter taken from her at an early age. Director Carina Molier -her long distance friend- follows OG in her quest for reunification and peace of mind. Along the way, she sees her own life mirrored in that of this nomadic adventurer.
My Long Distance Friend is a film about displacement, about longing for security and relationships in an ever globalising and inhospitable world.
script & direction: Carina Molier i.c.w. Maria Mok
camera: Daniël Bouquet, Steffie Phlippen, Marc Homs, Bifo, Martijn van Broekhuizen, Carina Molier, Maria Mok
sound: Maria Mok
editing: Axel Skovdal Roelofs, Danniel Danniel
sound post-production: Tom Bijnen – SoundAdventure
image post-production: Cinemeta digital
music: Henk Bakker
producer: Digna Sinke
this film is a co-production of SNG Film with IKON televisie
this film is financially supported by:
SNS Reaal fonds
Netherlands Film Fund