Chenelva & Sheneeva
Chenelva and Sheneeva are conjoined twins who live in Amsterdam and are joined at the back of their heads. Despite their disability they hold a surprisingly positive view on life. There is, however, one thing that they struggle with: their mother won’t allow them to dress differently. This can be a real problem for two 15-year-old teenagers who are seeking their own identity. Will they succeed in persuading their mother to change her mind? Can the outside world overlook their disability and simply see them as two girls?
Syrian refugee Ahmad (12) just arrived in The Netherlands. While he is busy integrating in Dutch society and trying to make Dutch friends, it turns out he’s also on a personal, heart-warming mission.
Alfredo Lorenzo (13) has a dream: he wants to be the best magician in the world. This isn’t a random wish as his whole family works in the entertainment industry. He was raised performing magic and comes from a long line of artists. For this reason his whole family is helping him to realise his dream. To achieve this, he has a tough road ahead with lots of practice, performances and magic performing competitions. Alfredo’s life seems like one big show, but what does it really take if you have decided your future profession at such a young age? How does Alfredo deal with the pressure, the intense training and life in the limelight’s?
Scott and Julia
Scott is a happy and fearless young man of 15 when he is involved in a terrible accident. He may never walk again. Fortunately, he’s got Julia, his great love and and support .When she’s here, it feels like I’m part of the normal world again’. With Julia he can laugh and she takes Scott out for a walk, which is difficult for him now. But Julia has her own busy life, she can’t always be there.
For the first time, Naomi is taking her best friend Sam to visit her mother who lives in a locked institution. Naomi explains that she also uses drugs in addition to being psychotic. When she is going through old photos with her aunt, we discover that Naomi has been living with her since the age of five.