Strong as water (mini documentary) by talitha van der hoeden, Netherlands


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In 1998 Rodaan Al Galidi fled Iraq to escape military service. He sought asylum in the Netherlands where a long and difficult process started. Thankfully he met Jacob, who became his new best friend and who gave him a job at a ferry.
To learn the Dutch language Al Galidi started to write. Nowadays he's a published author and mainly known for his poems.


Together with my husband Sanne van der Noort (camera/director/producer) I make documentary films (director/editor) for national television, mostly about artists with our company 'dopplmeister documentaries'. For more informatio visit

Sanne van der Noort