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Filmmaker Tomas Ponsteen, the protagonist of this film, was adopted from Brazil at a very early age. His close relationship with his Dutch adoptive parents is full of openness, gratitude and loyalty. He doesn’t feel the need to search out his biological mother on the other side of the world, but wonders whether it’s his moral duty to do so. He eventually begins a search for clues which raises the question “What if ...?”.
- Duration: 21 min.
Meet the director
Tomas Ponsteen, born in São Paulo in 1993, studied documentary film directing at the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam. His documentary SON was selected for the Nederlands Film Festival and received the VPRO Documentary Award in 2022. He is currently working on a new documentary within a development program of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.