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Docu: Independent Boy

Twenty-something Metin doesn’t know what to do with his life. When can you consider your life a success?
This event is in English
Thursday 7 Dec 2017, 20.00
do 7 dec 2017, 20.00
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Twenty-something Metin doesn’t really know what to do with himself - his friends consider him smart and creative, but he never manages to take actions. For a month, young filmmaker Vincent Boy Kars makes all the decisions for his indecisive friend Metin. As a first step, he forces Metin to live alone, away from his mother, with whom he has a very close relationship. Independent Boy, produced by HALAL docs, recently premiered on IDFA and asks the important question: to what degree can we mould our lives? Vincent Boy Kars shines a light on a contemporary issue that will be recognizable for millennials, but also for anyone who has ever been in their twenties.


When do you know what your purpose in life is? And, more importantly, how do you create a successful life? Is that even possible? Independent Boy is an experiment about what a successful life implies. The documentary follows Metin in a search for independence and ownership over his own life and other twenty-something issues.

 Credits documentary

  • Director: Vincent Boy Kars
  • Editor: Albert Markus
  • Composer: Beau Zwart
  • Year: 2017
  • Time: 90 minutes
  • Dutch spoken, English subtitles
  • Producer: HALAL docs
This event is in English
Thursday 7 Dec 2017, 20.00
Grote zaal
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