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Hoe Nikita een paard kreeg

Hoe Nikita een paard kreeg
Nikita Neijssel

Nikita Neijssel

Screen Time: 100%
Role: herself
Age: 13 years old

 

Hoe Nikita een paard kreeg

2005
Rating: 8 (1 votes)
Directed: Anneke de Lind van Wijngaarden
Country: The Netherlands
Language: Dutch
Genre: Biography, Documentary, Short

Summary

"Nikita", or "Hoe Nikita een paard kreeg" (How Nikita Got a Horse), is a small documentary about a precocious, streetwise thirteen-year-old from the East Amsterdam neighborhood. This department of Amsterdam is a less fortunate neighborhood (if I didn't grew up there myself, I'd say 'poor'), where on the outside, everything seems to look normal (typically Dutch: let's act normal), but if you take a closer look, there are lots of social problems such as poverty, racism and violence.

Nikita tells about her younger years, and how she'd always been the victim of bullying and peer pressure. She tells this (with a typical Amsterdamish accent), candidly and without shame. How the bullying resulted in a disaster, and disaster eventually in bliss.

Movie Reviews

'Nikita' is a typical Dutch short documentary. No voice overs, hardly any background music, just a girl telling a story. Because Nikita is such a lovely girl to look at and listen to, this documentary received much acclaim in the smaller festivals all over the Europe mainland in 2007.