Astronaut

Joost has ADHD. No one knows, except his parents and his teachers. More...

Youth -

19'

Joost has ADHD. No one knows, except his parents and his teachers. His isolation increases. In this film, Joost finally shows who he really is.

Joost takes medication and regularly does Neurofeedback, in which his brain is connected with wires to a computer so that he can steer flying saucers in cyberspace and train himself to stay calm. At school he sits alone, because sitting with other children would distract him to much, his teachers say.  He pretends to be a "normal" kid, but it's hard for him to fit in with the other children. Living with this secret about his disorder is getting harder for him every day. He has the feeling that he must hide hisself for the world. This film is the coming out of Joost. He shows who he really is and together with director Anneloor van Heemstra he discovers his own mind and feelings and reveals what's inside of him.
There are scenes from Joost's life that he filmed himself, and he talks about his disorder in interviews. The film's fast-paced editing also reflects the chaotic world inside Joost's head, and the footage is often accompanied by strange sounds or voices talking over one another.

Youth
Anneloor van Heemstra
2010
Ijswater Films
19'
EO
 
 
 

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