Puck’s World

Human Interest
child, disability, Handicap, Parents, Puck's World
Gert-Jan de Vries
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Filmmaker Gert-Jan de Vries has been filming his family for 20 years. When their daughter Puck is born, they get an eerie feeling. Nine months later they finally consult a paediatrician: Puck is severely handicapped. Starting with the pregnancy Gert-Jan films his wife, his sons and his daughter. Since Puck can’t talk, the family members interview each other about the struggles and the tensions that come with the arrival of Puck. It results in an intimate and frank documentary, showing the impact of having a severely handicapped child in your family, in a period when health-care is heavily under discussion.