Twice as Wise

Premiere: doxs! Duisburger Filmwoche 2010

Children’s documentary by Piet Eekmann, D 2010

“What’ya looking at?!” – “Piss off, nigger!” – “Get out of my way, Polak!”. Serge and Filip don’t always have it the easy way. At age 11, they need to put up with being insulted and provoked by older boys. Little Filip has no choice but to run or to ask his older brother for help.

His friend Serge is tall and strong for his age, but he doesn’t want to get in trouble or upset his mother. But then again: Is the grown-ups’ good advice – the wiser person gives any help? Fortunately, there’s football and above all their friendship.

developed within the dok you! competition, co-produced by WDR, supported by Filmstiftung NRW.

See the film here.

Filmography (selection)

  • “PTSS – invisible wounds” (PTBS – unsichtbar verwundet), Documentary, 46′,ZDF-ARTE, 2008
  • “Europe, Land of Children” (Europa Kinderland), Reportage, 29′, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2007
  • “A Horseís Life” (Ein Pferdeleben), Documentary, 26′, ARTE, 2007
  • “Vietnam: the Lost Sleep” (Das verlorene Schläfchen), Documentary, 64′, ARTE, 2006