Directed by: Maria Augusta Ramos
90min . 2000 . Netherlands . Digital

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Desi is an 11-year-old girl, like any other. She goes to school every day, listens to pop music, gossips with her friends and fights with the boys in the playground. She is an amusing girl, not different from her classmates. But when the bell rings and all the other kids go home with their parents, she stands in front of the school and call her daddy, who, as usual, forgot to show up. Her mom committed suicide when she was 18 months old. The film is a survival story of a child who adapts to the social and family environment in which she lives.

Rating: Free


Producer Company: Pieter van Huystee Film & TV Producer: Eveline Raijmans, Hetty Krapels Script: Maria Augusta Ramos Cinematography: Adri Schrover Sound: Simone Galavazi Editor: Stefan Kamp Music: Mariecke van der Linden


Maria Augusta Ramos is an internationally awarded documentarist. She was born in Brasília, where she graduated in music from University of Brasília (UnB). She obtained a postgraduate degree in Electroacoustics from the Groupe de Recherche Musicale, in Paris, and a master’s degree in Musicology from City University London. In 1990, she moved to Holland, where she majored in editing and directing at the Dutch Academy of Film and Television. In 2014, for lifetime achievement, she will receive the Marek Nowicki award from the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights.