|26.02. / Tuesday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 5|
The first day of high school is very stressful for 12-year-old Nadia. That may be true for any any seventh grader starting at a new school, but Nadia has been worrying for weeks. So much so that she is feeling physically ill. She is a bright and openhearted young lady, but as her teacher says, there's something special about her. In the short documentary Nadia's Tics, she tells us about the days leading up to her first day of school. She candidly explains how she struggles with her obsessive-compulsive neuroses and anxieties, aided by the motto: to think + to do = to dare. School isn't the only thing making Nadia uneasy; daily life has plenty of surprises that make her feel anxious as well.
Laetitia Schoofs is a freelance artist and filmmaker who works with video, photography, objects, drawings and installations. She has finished a Master of Arts in Communication Science specialising in media studies at the University of Amsterdam and Bachelor Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy of Art. Since 1999 she has directed many documentary films and has participated at a lot of solo and group exhibitions.
2011, 17', video
Festivals & Awards:
Buster Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youth 2012; Go Short Film Festival 2012; IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2011
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