28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Blue Light - Memories From a Paramedic
director: Jaap van Heusden, Jefta Varwijk
original title: Blauw Licht - Herinneringen van een Ambulancebroeder
running time: 16 min.
synopsisWith the same intensity with which the flashing blue light illuminates its surroundings, fatal experiences are burned into the memory of an ambulance paramedic. The traumatic dimension of carrying out a profession that is essential for society is brought closer by the documentary confession of a man who sometimes unfortunately cannot save the lives of others.
“In recent years, I have often been surprised at how we move the suffering in our society to the edges. Preferably out of sight.”
Source: Jaap van Heusden's blog
biographyJefta Varwijk is a Dutch cinematographer and director whose work focuses on the intersection of documentary film and other art forms, with a particular emphasis on analogue media. Jaap van Heusden (1979) is a Dutch filmmaker who makes both fiction and documentary films in which he deals with powerful personal stories.
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