Teen Dox

Yaren and the Sun

Renate Raman, Joren Slaets
Screening time  
04.04. / Monday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 2  
09.04. / Saturday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 1 Ticket
10.04. / Sunday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 3  
10.04. / Sunday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 2  

Four years ago ten-year-old Yaren lost her mother. This summer she nervously leaves for a special kind of camp, a grieving camp in Belgium. Here, all the kids have lost someone close to them and over five intense days, they all bond over that one thing they all have in common: the grief. This is also the beginning of a special friendship between Yaren and Kato, who lost her father five years ago. Their conversations show their struggle with universal questions like: Is a dead person still somewhere? Yet, the atmosphere in the camp is far from mournful, and the children learn that fun can coexist with sadness. A film about loss, healing and friendship.


Renate Raman, Joren Slaets

Renate Raman and Joren Slaets are filmmakers from two totally different worlds. Joren has written for Flemish television and movies for over eight years and Renate has made a name for herself as a commercial and music video director. Their skillsets compliment each other weirdly and wonderfully well. Together they make documentary and narrative films they are passionate about, such as the award winning short documentary Yaren and the Sun.

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Yaren en de Zon

2021, 19'

Directed by:
Renate Raman, Joren Slaets

Screenplay by:
Renate Raman, Joren Slaets

Renate Raman, Joren Slaets

Edited by:
Renate Raman, Joren Slaets

Johannes Genard

Maarten Schmidt

Produced by:

Festivals & Awards:

DOK Leipzig (2021)
IDFA (2021)
Docs Against Gravity (2021)
New Horizons IFF (2021)
JEF Festival: Audience Award (2021)
ISFF Leuven (2021)
Olympia IFF (2021)


Annabelle Van Campenhout