Deal With It


Directed by Shamira Raphaëla
Produced by Paul Beek, Wilko Brandsma
59 min/2014/Netherlands
Papiamento and Dutch with English subtitles

Screening Times:

Thursday, October 8 at 7:00pm (filmmakers in attendance)

Saturday, October 10 at 2:45pm (filmmakers in attendance)

Preceded by I LOST MY DREAM

Shamira is a thirty year-old world-travelling television director. Her life is in sharp contrast with that of her father and brother, who are both in and out of jail. In this intimate family portrait, we enter the chaotic and colorful world of Shamira’s father Pempy, a drug dealing addict, and her brother Andy, who’s following in his father’s footsteps. They both counter their seemingly desperate lives with lots of resilience and humor. Simultaneously, it’s impossible for Shamira to remain unaffected by the vicious circle trapping her father and brother. This is a captivating and touching film about destructive family patterns and unconditional love.