Chanaika

 
 

Chanaika, an 11-year-old girl living in Rotterdam, couldn’t take her father’s physical abuse towards her mother any longer and finally summoned the power to kick her father out of the house. Despite her traumatic experience, Chanaika holds onto her ultimate dream: to dance in front of a crowd of a million people during the Summer carnival in Rotterdam. This summer her dreams will come true.

 
 
 

Official selection IDFA, Cinekid, IFFR, Buster Film Festival

Winner audience award NFTVM FRESH
Winner California Online Film Festival

Written & directed by Victor Vroegindeweij
Photography: Jefrim Rothuizen
Sound recordist: David Spaans
Editor: Tim Roza
Length: Ca. 20 minutes
Made possible with the support of the Dutch Media Fund and the Rotterdam Film Fund.