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Maria Augusta Ramos: Exposing the System

Desi Maria Augusta Ramos

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For a year, Ramos’ sensitive and discreet camera follows the daily life of Desi, an 11-year-old girl living in Amsterdam. Throughout her final year of elementary school, Desi bounces back and forth between the mobile home where her kind but unreliable father ekes out a precarious existence and her grandparents’ apartments. Without a hint of sensationalism, the film zeroes in on Desi’s remarkable resilience and her close friendship with a classmate. A moving, unforgettable film about growing up. (BD)

Presented in collaboration with EYE Film Institute Pays-Bas

Desi

  • Country : Netherlands
  • Year : 2000
  • V.O : Dutch
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 94 MIN
  • Cinematography : Adri Schrover
  • Editing : Stefan Kamp
  • Production : Pieter Van Huystee
  • Sound Design : Peter Flamman
Filmography of Maria Augusta Ramos :

Desi (2000)
Justice (2004)
Behave (2007)
Hill of Pleasures (2013)
Drought (2015)
Future June (2015)
The Trial (2018)

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