Screening: Shado’man + Q&A

Screening Monday 23 June 2014, 7:00 PM

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Boris Gerrets.


At night, a group of young men and women gather on the street corners of Freetown, Sierra-Leone. These Freetown Streetboys, as they call themselves, have disabilities from childhood or as a result of the civil-war that ended 10 years ago. Abandoned by their family, ostracised by society and forced to live in the streets, they form a close-knit community, beyond traditional, tribal and religious dividing lines.

Without showing complacency or judgment, filmmaker Boris Gerrets closely follows the lives of this tight community. Filmed entirely at night, Gerrets‘s immersive observations result in sensitive and moving portraits. The film delves into the inner world of each character to reveal the dignity of humans surviving under inhumane conditions.

Directed by Boris Gerrets
Duration: 86′
Year: 2013