28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Blue Light - Memories From a Paramedic
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Blue Light - Memories From a Paramedic
Blue Light - Memories From a Paramedic
Blue Light - Memories From a Paramedic
Blue Light - Memories From a Paramedic

Blue Light - Memories From a Paramedic

director: Jaap van Heusden, Jefta Varwijk
original title: Blauw Licht - Herinneringen van een Ambulancebroeder
country: Netherlands
year: 2022
running time: 16 min.

synopsis

With 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

biography

Jefta 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.

more about film

director: Jaap van Heusden, Jefta Varwijk
producer: Jaap van Heusden, Jefta Varwijk, Martijn Bakker, Joachim van Trommel
script: Carola Houtekamer
photography: Jefta Varwijk
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