Family 93' Netherlands 2022


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Ama is a determined young swimmer who, alongside her best friend Thijs, works tirelessly to prepare for their upcoming championships. Despite being raised by Senegalese parents in the Netherlands, Ama identifies as Dutch and doesn’t think much about her heritage. However, when her family is suddenly faced with deportation, Ama finds comfort in the fantastical stories her mother tells her about their homeland, and the magical porcupine that serves as her family’s totem animal. Join Ama on a journey of self-discovery as she learns to embrace her heritage and finds the strength to stand up for her family and culture.

Production Status CompletedOriginal Title TotemDuration 93'Genre FamilyCountry of Origin NetherlandsProduction Year 2022Language Spoken English, DutchDirector Sander BurgerScript Writer Bastiaan Tichler, Sander BurgerCast Amani-Jean Philippe, Ole van Hoogdalem, Lies Visschedijk, Emmanuel Ohene BoafoProducer Denis Vaslin, Fleur KnoppertsProduction Company Volya FilmsCo-production Companies Tarantula (LU), Leitwolf (DE)Director of Photography Sal KroonenbergFilm Editor Manuel Rombley