Bullying is a shockingly common phenomenon which begins in the schoolyard and goes viral on social media. Filmmaker Eef Hilgers lends a platform to a seldom-heard voice, as 13-year-old Rosalie paints a picture of persistent psychological torment, which ends up tainting even the former sanctuary of her own bedroom. By speaking up about it and trading stories with other victims over the internet, she slowly recovers her self-esteem.
Documentary form16’ · Colour
recommendation: 12 years and up
The director graduated from the Academy of Art and Design St. Joost in 2012 with Een meisje, jij weet zelf (Just a Girl, You Know). Her film screened at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and won the TENT Academy Award. As a filmmaker, she focuses primarily on the impact the internet and new technologies are having on our society and behaviour. Her films Lieve k#ttelefoon (My Dearest F#cking Phone) and Shame/Fame tell the stories behind online viral videos.Filmography (short films)
2012 Een meisje, jij weet zelf (Just a Girl, You Know) 2014 Lieve k#ttelefoon (My Dearest F#cking Phone) 2017 Shame/Fame 2018 If You Go Away · #pestverhaal (#bullyingstory)
Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019